Taught course

Global Media and Communications

Nottingham Trent University · School of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

  • A UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent.
  • Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis if they can demonstrate relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Environmental Concerns. Digital privacy. Rights and responsibilities. How an individual can remain ethical and true to themselves whilst also striving for success.

This new Masters degree is focused on encouraging more ethical thinking within the communications professions. With placements and other work-like experience opportunities in non-profits, agencies and ethically-minded businesses, you can develop the practical expertise needed to create innovative and thoughtful media content.

By fostering an understanding of key social debates surrounding sustainability, equality, inclusivity and political decision-making, this course will develop the reflective skills that employers tell us are so important for success in the modern workplace.

What you’ll study

The degree encourages you to become an innovative, critically-minded, technically astute and ethically robust media communications professional. You will take 180 credit points through five core modules and one optional module. This approach allows for the core understandings necessary to succeed in this industry to be taught, life-long friendships to be made and your individuality to be expressed.

Some of the modules involve practical work, placements and work-like experience. This could include projects for businesses and the charity sector - such as producing a fundraising campaign, communicating a health programme, or preparing a social media campaign. Throughout these practical modules you will be producing work as part of your creative content portfolio, from podcasts to videos and displays.

Information for international students

You will need the equivalent to:

  • A UK honours degree (minimum 2.2)

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from all over the world – check yours here:

Postgraduate preparation courses (Pre-Masters)

If you don’t yet meet our entry requirements, we offer Pre-Masters courses through our partner Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC), based on our City Campus:

English language entry requirements

You can meet our language requirements by successfully completing our pre-sessional English course for an agreed length of time, or by submitting the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 2999