Entry requirements

A first or second-class Honours degree in Media and Cultural Studies, or English Studies, or a related discipline. Other qualifications may be considered.

English language requirements, if English is not your first language: the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available. Further information is available on the programme website

Months of entry


Course content

The course will provide media and communication professionals with an informed and critical perspective on the future of communications, and future researchers and academics will gain advanced skills in media and communications. It draws on the expertise of Strathclyde’s internationally-renowned media and communications academic staff, including experts in strategic communication, media and communication theory, media ethics and mediated populism.

The MLitt consists of 180 credits. 120 credits are accounted for by four core classes on theory, history and practice in communication and media, with one on research skills; together with a dissertation of 60 credits. A further 40 credits are accounted for by selecting two from a number of relevant option classes in communications, as well as the humanities. You'll also write a 15,000-word dissertation.

Delivery will be a blend of lecture, seminar and student-directed teaching. Modes of delivery may vary in the option components of the course according to the classes selected.

The course includes opportunities to produce assessed work with outside clients.

The course will feature a variety of guest lectures, and students will have access to School seminars from prominent scholars and practitioners.

As a Strathclyde student you will have access to a library providing more than 400,000 electronic books and 26,000 e-journals, that you can access 24/7 from any device. Electronic resources include e-books, e-journals and other learning materials, alongside electronic databases such as Nexis® and the Communication and Mass Media Complete database.

This course draws upon the expertise of Strathclyde’s internationally-renowned media and communications scholars, including experts in strategic communication, media and communication theory, media ethics and mediated populism.

The MLitt in Media and Communication is designed to enhance employment prospects in media, as well as in communication industries such as public relations and corporate communications.


The strategic communication component of the programme will also increase the employability of graduates within the communication sections of other industry sectors, particularly within companies dealing with English-speaking markets. .

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Fees and funding

UK students
£6,500 // EU £6,500 // RUK £6,500
International students
General Scholarships database: Scholarships and funding opportunities
Specific Scholarship: To recognise academic achievement, the Dean's International Excellence Award offers students a merit-based scholarship of up to £3,000 for entry to a full-time Masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Scottish students: Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland.
Students ordinarily resident in England may be eligible to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to cover their tuition fees and living costs: Funding for postgraduate study.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120
Dissertation60 (15000 words)

Course contact details

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