Taught course

International Communication

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Media and Communication
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a social sciences or humanities subject.

Applications based on degrees in other subjects may be considered on an individual basis by the course leader. If you don't have a degree in social sciences or humanities, we may request a personal statement explaining why you should be offered a place on this course.

We receive a high number of applications and places on this course are limited. Meeting the entry requirements of this course doesn't guarantee an offer of a place.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will give you an understanding of how messages flow across borders in a globalised world and how they relate to political, economic and cultural affairs.

You’ll explore the concept of ‘global media’ and whether mass media inspire or simply report events. You’ll look at the role of social media in communication and how global audiences understand and consume media products.

Core modules will give you the context and theoretical knowledge to consider these questions, and you’ll choose from optional modules to focus on the areas that suit your interests or career aspirations. The content of the course modules is informed by the research interests and practice of academic staff who teach them.

You could study war reporting, identity in the media, public relations and more, to gain the skills to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging sector.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.


Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Communication and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Communication and Society (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

We have a generous range of funding available for postgraduate study. Find out more on the University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships database here.

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
mediapg@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 4192