Taught course

Diversity and the Media

University of Westminster, London · PG Media and Society

Entry requirements

You should possess, or be expecting, a good first degree (equivalent to at least an Upper Second or a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00) from a recognised university in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or have relevant professional experience. Applicants may additionally be asked to write 500 words on a topic assigned by the university. As far as possible, telephone interviews are conducted before offers of admission are made. In these, the interviewer looks for evidence of interest in and commitment to the study of communication, as well as analytical skills

Months of entry


Course content

This course, developed in collaboration with the Media Diversity Institute, will give you the opportunity to analyse the role of the mass media in the social construction, representation and understanding of difference and social diversity and get a critical understanding of the social and media structures and journalistic practices that impact upon these processes.

Drawing upon this unique combination of theoretical engagement and specialist practical training, this course is designed to equip you with a comprehensive conceptual/theoretical grounding and the practical skills to engage in responsible media coverage of diversity and practice culturally informed and inclusive journalism.

Information for international students

If English is your second language you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in listening to, speaking, reading and writing English or 250/600 TOEFL or equivalent (including 4.5 TWE).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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