Taught course

Media and Communication

Kingston University · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

We normally expect applicants to have:

  • a second class degree or above (or equivalent) in a related subject in the humanities or social sciences; and/or
  • comparable professional or research experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers a sophisticated insight into the role and function of media in contemporary society. It focuses on the centrality of modern media forms and practices in our daily communication, and examines the ways in which they facilitate and constrain the way we communicate with each other.

Key features

  • You'll study this course with students from all walks of life. For example on the current course, students include a South Korean with 20 years' experience in TV production and a professional photographer from Lebanon.
  • This course is not tailored to a specific profession but, on it, you'll develop well-rounded communications, marketing and advertising skills, as well as covering the culture of social media and harvesting social influencers.
  • The choice of option modules allows you to tailor the course to your personal interests, and the dissertation gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills.
  • Teaching is research-led by internationally renowned academics and therefore reflects the most recent ideas and innovations in the field.
  • You will have the chance to attend many research seminars and talks presented by a range of guest speakers, professors and professionals visiting the University.
  • Career workshops are embedded in the teaching schedule, enabling you to develop your employability skills.

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

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