Entry requirements

The MA in Communication attracts students with a sound critical and theoretical base holding a first or upper-second class first degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or having relevant professional experience and demonstrating a very real interest in mass media, social science and social theory. Particular consideration will be given to mature applicants. More importantly, students must bring commitment and enthusiasm and should be prepared to look beyond the obvious, work across boundaries, bring together skills and ideas in a new and exciting way.

Months of entry


Course content

The course offers students the opportunity to study the main ways in which social scientists have analysed the role of the mass media in communication and how to develop, evaluate and apply research to evaluate these theories and to develop an analytical approach to the structure and performance of communication industries; the factors which shape mass communication policies in modern society; the range of cultural responses and the changing character of human subjectivity which have emerged as societies are modernised; the debates about the nature of modern societies and the roles which the media play in politics and everyday life.

Information for international students

A minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, is required and we recommend the submission of references and transcripts with your application to enable a quick decision on suitability.

Fees and funding

Please find details of the extensive range of funding opportunities available through the university at: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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