Taught course

New Media, Governance and Democracy (by Distance Learning)

University of Leicester · Department of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification We are also able to give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry

October, April

Course content

The MA in New Media, Governance and Democracy examines the developments that have occurred around the world in the provision of electronic government. You will examine the political, economic and social reasons for the establishment of e-government and study online government developments in the wider context of debates about e-democracy and the civic engagement of citizens.

You will consider the establishment of e-government against the rapid spread and adoption of new information and communication technologies. We will also discuss the importance of e-government in offsetting growing political alienation and distrust of politicians and governments.

Information for international students

IETLS 6.5 or TOEFL required if English is not your first language.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
18 months

Course contact details

Social Science Distance Learning Hub
0116 252 5164