Taught course

Media, Ethics and Social Change (online)

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2:1) undergraduate honours degree or above from any UK university or international equivalent. You could also be considered for entry to this course with relevant professional experience and may be required to submit a portfolio of work as part of your application.

Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) need to supply evidence of IELTS (Academic) High level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Months of entry

January, March, May, July, September, October

Course content

Taught 100% online, this flexible course offers you the opportunity to study our Media, Ethics and Social Change MA from wherever you are in the world. Designed for professionals striving to progress their career and make a real impact, you’ll graduate with the confidence to lead change and challenge the status quo.

Our Media, Ethics and Social Change MA (online) offers you the opportunity to engage with the ways in which digital media is both transforming the world and is a medium for transformation. It will teach you how to use digital media in a meaningful way to bring about positive change across various sectors.

The course will explore digital media in the context of activism and social justice; how can media practice lead to social change? How can we engage in activism and achieve ethical citizenship through digital media?

You will study the intersection of three key phenomena in modern societies:

  • The desire for social change,
  • the role in digital media in helping change to happen or preventing change from happening,
  • the underlying ethical principles that guide our interactions with one another, the larger world, and the digital technologies.

Through a combination of theoretical concept analysis and practical application, you’ll be equipped with the skills to challenge a variety of social issues faced by societies around the world.

The course is organised around three key areas:

  • Critical media studies
  • Journalism studies and practices
  • Creative Media Practice (including Activist Media Practice and Participatory Journalism).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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