Taught course

Social Science Research (Communication and Media)

Institution
Loughborough University · Communication and Media
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a wide range of subjects.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), our prestigious MSc Social Science Research (Communication and Media) is designed for students interested in pursuing a communication and media research career in academia or in industry.

The programme provides an opportunity to develop specialised research methods skills in communication and media in an internationally renowned department, as well as a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that currently shape social sciences.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is a stimulating environment in which to pursue a postgraduate degree. It fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration and it is internationally renowned for its research into communication and media studies.

Communication and media research in the School is conducted in its Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) which was established in 1991. The centre is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and its core themes include: culture, economy, and policy; language and social interaction; media, memory, and history; nations, migrants, and citizenship; political communication; and social, political, and cultural theory.

The programme is in full compliance with the Economic and Social Research Council’s requirements for an MSc in Social Science Research. On completion of the course, a student will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC, opening up the possibility of securing PhD funding from the ESRC.

Who should study this programme?

  • Students wishing to pursue a career in academia
  • Communication and media practitioners who wish to both develop and strengthen their applied research skills
  • Those wishing to conduct research in non-academic public and private sector roles.

Information for international students

See our website for information for international students.

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 223365