Taught course

Media Practice for Development and Social Change

University of Sussex · Media and Film

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in any subject. You can also apply for this course if you have relevant work experience or you submit a portfolio of work.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique course combines critically analysing development, democratisation processes and social change with gaining creative and technical media production skills.

You focus on media as tools for global social and political change with a strong emphasis on the role of civil society and (alternative) media organisations.

Social media, citizen journalism, activist media, participatory media and specialised broadcast media are successfully used to inform and engage audiences outside established channels of communication for issues such as:

  • social inequality
  • human rights
  • gender issues
  • environmental change.

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

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