Taught course

International Communication

University of Leeds · School of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent. Slightly lower academic qualifications or qualifications from other academic fields are occasionally accepted in view of relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is one of the most comprehensive and cutting-edge courses of its kind. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on international communication, focusing on the role of mass media in international power relations, including explorations of communication policy and industry, political and cultural aspects of international communication, and the role of media in times of conflict. The course will interest those seeking to use media to effect social change anywhere in the world, communication professionals seeking a sophisticated, critical understanding of the international dimensions of their industry, and those wishing to prepare for advanced research in this area. Students will develop particular interests and expertise in international communication. Classes are taught in lectures, group seminars and student-led discussions. Students undertake two core modules providing a theoretical and conceptual foundation to the subject. Students also choose two optional modules and complete a dissertation based on independent research. Students may choose one option from elective modules available from other university departments.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5, and at least 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 4192