Taught course

Mass Communications

University of Bedfordshire · Division of Journalism and Communications

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

As elements of mass media converge, it is important to understand how interconnected the industry is. This course examines key issues of media and communication, introducing principles of cultural theories and media research methods. For this course, you must complete a series of units that address the central issues and concepts informing the study of the media in a culturally diverse modern society. The course offers units dealing with fundamental principles and topics with a unit focusing on international development.

Key features

  • We have specialists in audience studies, journalism, political communication and radio
  • An exciting opportunity to study the theories which underpin the practice of media and communication, and how the different areas of the media interconnect
  • Access to the Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance (RIMAP) seminars delivered by external industry and academic speakers

Career opportunities

A range of employment opportunities in the media exist for those who have developed their knowledge and understanding at postgraduate level, including media research, journalism, broadcasting, development, advertising and PR.

As an MA graduate, you will also have the opportunity for further study at Doctoral level.

Areas of study may include:

  • Current research in mass communications
  • Final project
  • Media and international development
  • Media institutions, structures and policies
  • Research methods

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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0300 3300 703