You will need:
- a minimum second class honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science related discipline
- industry experience in a relevant sector such as PR, marketing and journalism. Exceptionally, the requirements of a good second class honours degree may be waived where past experience has made the applicant suitable for the programme
- If you do not have a degree, a minimum of five years work experience in the field of public relations, journalism, information officers, librarians, marketers, social media managers, social scientists and civil servants will be considered
- IELTS English language requirement: 6.0-6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
- Pearson PTE Academic 64 (minimum 59 in each component for UKVI purposes)
- RPL is accepted on this programme
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Months of entry
LJMU's Mass Communications MA investigates the significance of media forms, the systems within which they operate and the challenges they face.
- Develop exceptional transferable skills such as presentation, communication and interpersonal skills, skills in creative and analytical writing, organisation and time management
- Study a course designed for students from a wide range of academic or vocational backgrounds, including social media managers, public relations and journalism
- Follow a curriculum delivered by academic staff with a proven record in research and teaching
- Join the cultural workforce with an understanding of how changes in policy and the politics of culture effect communication
Media industries and their content are often subject to scrutiny and debates concerning their communicative power and influence, professional practice, ethics and law. This MA will enable you to join the cultural workforce with an understanding of how changes in policy and the politics of culture impact communication. You will examine how communications, institutions and media systems connect with contemporary audience experience and participation.
The MA is delivered by academic staff with a proven record in research and teaching mass communications. It considers forms of communication in a range of contexts to highlight their historical development and explore their continued relevance within a contemporary digital media environment.
The knowledge you will gain on this course will strengthen your ability to create different kinds of communication for specific audiences, enabling you to understand how cultures are influenced and affected by such forms. You will be able to make ethical, relevant decisions with regards to journalism, academia, TV and radio broadcasting, PR and internet broadcasting and writing for the web.
Information for international students
Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090