Taught course

Media and Communications

Institution
City, University of London · Department of Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should have a first or second-class honours degree in any subject. However, applications are also welcome from those with experience in the media, information or communication sectors. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will be considered.

If you are applying with an overseas degree, the following is an indication of international equivalents of an upper second class degree from a UK institution. Please note these figures are intended as a guide only and individual applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

China: Bachelor degree (Xueshi) in a suitable subject with an overall grade of 75 – 85% (depending on the standing of the awarding institution)
USA: Bachelor degree in a suitable subject with CGPA 3.2
India: Bachelor degree in a suitable subject with CGPA 6.5 / overall 65% / 1st Division classification
Turkey: Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or 65%
Italy: Diploma di Laurea in a suitable subject with a minimum score of 104.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course has been developed for those who wish to extend, deepen, update and sharpen their knowledge and understand current developments in media and communications. It will also provide you with the confidence to undertake further studies related to your academic practice and support you disseminating this work.

The methodological approaches and research tools you learn will be applied in your individual research projects and can be professionally applied to working in the field.

The Media and Communications MA will help you:

  • Develop a thorough grounding in the social, economic, political and policy context of media and communications.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of contemporary issues in media and communications.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of recent developments and current debates in media and communications through a range of modules.
  • Learn the methodological approaches and tools to effectively research in the field.
  • Take an in-depth exploration of an aspect of theory or practice through the literature and/or empirical evidence and make recommendations to improve and develop current understanding.


The Department of Sociology at City offers you an extensive range of module options from across the broader field of Sociology. This enables you to specialise in your particular areas of interest whilst studying them from a different perspective, developing your critical skills and advancing your knowledge.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
SASS-enquiries@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 0249