Taught course

Mass Communications (by Distance Learning)

University of Leicester · Department of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language.

Months of entry

October, April

Course content

The MA in Mass Communication integrates critical theory in media and communication studies with issues of policy and professional practices across a range of media industries. This degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the historical development and key approaches to the study of media, culture and communication. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in the theories and research necessary for studying, analysing, and understanding media and communication processes in both national and global contexts.

This course will examine a wide range of questions in media and communications such as the changing social uses of media; media production, organisation and control; issues of management, training and ethics in media practice and media regulation.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
20 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Social Science Distance Learning Hub
0116 252 5164