Taught course

International Communications and Development

Institution
City, University of London · School of Arts and Social Sciences
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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is for students looking to explore international development through a communications lens and the role media play in development and policy making.

At a time when ideas about freedom of expression, democracy, human rights and access to natural and material resources guide development projects across the world, the question about the role of media and communications for social change becomes ever more pertinent. As a result, this MA will particularly appeal to you if you have an interest in communication studies and cross-disciplinary interests in development studies, sociology and politics.

The International Communications and Development MA provides will help you to:

  • Gain an overview of the main issues in the field on International Communications and Development.
  • Develop a broad interdisciplinary overview of developments in broadcasting, telecommunications, the press and information technology.
  • Conduct detailed analysis of sectors or issues of your own choice, drawing on economics, political science, international relations, development theory, sociology and law.
  • Analyse the main directions of media and communication issues in Britain, the USA, the EU, and countries of your own interest.
  • Develop the ability to participate in policy making and evaluation in the context of changing national and global economic and political relations.
  • Gain the relevant skills for employment in government information departments, communications regulatory agencies, mass media organisations, public relations, advertising, academic and professional research.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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