Taught course

Mass Communications

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum second class honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science related discipline
or
  • 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
Additional information:
  • 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 requirements: 50-57
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

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. Studying enduring issues such as the impact of mass media on audiences will equip you for a career in the industry. The year-long Research Methods module introduces important methodological approaches pertinent to the study of Mass Communications and provides you with a grounding in key skills required for study at Masters level.

Innovative modules such as Digital Cultures will enable you to work on a distinctive collaborative project with the marketing team at Tate Liverpool. You will study the quickly evolving area of new media by analysing contemporary media policies and considering the potential future direction of national and international media regulation.

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 and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
Courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090