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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our Global Communication and Social Change MA is designed for people wishing to develop professional skills and a critical understanding of the role of media and communication in facilitating processes of social change.
Growing wealth and environmental inequalities, coupled with new media disruptions have prompted fresh thinking about processes of social and political change.
This Global Communication and Social Change master’s programme explores contemporary approaches to communication for social change in global and local contexts, including citizen engagement, collective action, edutainment, community media, entrepreneurial changemaking, media development, and social movements.
You will consider major traditions, theories and frameworks of inquiry relevant to the analysis of global communication, development and social change, including globalization, epistemologies of the South, decolonisation, and theories of participation and social movements.
Our programme offers opportunities for action-based learning within the curriculum. Students will engage with leading organisations and agencies to develop professional skills through the Collaborative Project, with options to undertake a Collaborative Dissertation or Collaborative Internship. Our Institute has strong relationships with UNICEF, the International Paralympic Committee, BBC Media Action, International Media Support, and IT4Change. In addition, our Future Space Enterprise Hub offers additional supports for engaging with partners, sourcing internships, and establishing start-ups and consultancies.
Loughborough University has an unrivalled student experience track record. Our face-to-face learning is supported with an advanced virtual learning environment and our modules are delivered in short intensive teaching blocks.

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Further information is available on the Loughborough University website.

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for further information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Email
london@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 3818 0777