Taught course

Media and Communication

Institution
Kingston University · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

September

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

  • 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.

What will you study?

The course offers a variety of core and option modules, with the compulsory core modules providing a comprehensive grounding in the theoretical and empirical approaches to studying media institutions, texts and communication practices. The option modules allow you to specialise in research areas that interest you within this broad field, and enable you to examine various media industries and communication practices within their historical, economic, political and social contexts.

You will explore, among other things, how the question of power - whether political, economic or cultural - is inextricable from the analysis of media, and will focus on the ways in which new media technologies have dramatically altered the dissemination and reception of knowledge. You will also look at the inherent role that mediated communication plays in globalisation - one of the defining characteristics of the contemporary world.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 544972/+44 (0)20 3308 9929