Taught course

Media and Communications - MA

London Metropolitan University · Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Entry requirements

Successful applicants will normally be expected to have: A good Honours degree or equivalent. If you have lower qualifications but substantial relevant work experience you are also encouraged to apply. You will be asked to provide a written portfolio summarising your work history and showing how it relates to the aims of the course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Course overview

This course offers you the chance to gain an overview of the landscape of contemporary communications. The programme is international in its focus, looking at media and communications globally, and from theoretical perspectives. It aimed at graduates who are looking for a career in media including film, television, radio and journalism, as well as those wanting a more 'commercial' career in public relations, business communications and publicity.

The course is suited to those who are interested in the broad scope of media and communications including: marketing, branding, sales and how electronic media such as television, film and computer-mediated social networks operate. Three core modules focus on globalisation, communication theory and researching media and communications. You can also choose from a wide range of modules which offer the opportunity to specialise within the course as a whole, culminating in an MA dissertation.

Course structure

The course structure consists of six core modules. Additionally, you are required to complete a dissertation of 15,000 words. The dissertation is designed to provide an opportunity for students to undertake a substantial academic project relevant to the title of their qualification.

Core modules:

  • Media and Communication Theory
  • Researching Media and Communications
  • Globalisation
  • Media and Communication Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Feature Journalism
  • Political Communication
  • Digital Cultures
  • Advertising
  • Digital Video Production
  • Accredited Work-Based Learning
  • Integrated Marketing Comunications
  • Brand Equity and Marketing
  • International Markets and Consumption
  • Various elective modules

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials.


You will be assessed via essays, research projects, oral presentations, reports, briefs, computer projects, DVDs/videos and examinations.

Career opportunities

MA Media and Communications graduates go on to careers in the broad range of media industries, including but not limited to broadcast production, pre- and post-production; marketing; direct marketing; advertising; sales; public relations and promotions; and associated areas of public services and charities as well as private and independent media companies. The course will equip students with the skills associated with strategy, planning and theory in the media and communication industries. Students may already be carrying out internships in the communications industries whilst sitting the course.

Information for international students

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,650 per year
International students
£11,400 per year

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
020 7133 4202