MA Global Media: University of Westminster

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MA Global Media: University of Westminster, Admissions and Marketing Office, Harrow Campus, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Northwick Park, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3TP, Harrow, United Kingdom
Journalism and Mass Communications
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1 year full-time
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From Al Jazeera to Hollywood, from News Corporation to China Central TV, the media increasingly operate in a global context. This course offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to global media. It examines key developments in the media and communications industries associated with the logic of globalization and explores the complex nature of the globalization process in the media.

The teaching team comes from Westminster’s highly internationally acclaimed Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI).

Course Content:

The course is designed for those who work in, or want to work in, the media business. It aims to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of the international media and the issues facing them.

Core Modules:

  • Global Media
  • Approaches to Media and Communication Research
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Preparation

Optional Modules (choose from):

  • Chinese Media
  • Communications Technology, Politics and Markets
  • Development, Communications Policy & Democracy
  • International Media Management
  • European Communications Policy
  • Media Audiences
  • Political Analysis of Communications Policy
  • Political Communication
  • Political Economy of Communication
  • Sex, Violence & Politics
  • Theories of Communication
  • Post-WTO Communications Markets & Regulation

The dissertation is a 15,000 word piece of original research on an aspect of global media you agree with your supervisor.


Students will participate in a bustling multi-cultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture and will have the opportunity to attend regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues.

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a good first degree (normally First or Upper Second Class) in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or have relevant professional experience and demonstrate a very real interest in mass media, social science and social theory.
  • Particular consideration will be given to mature applicants. The testing nature of the degree means that applicants must be able to write and speak fluent English.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in listening to, speaking, reading and writing English or 600 TOEFL (or equivalent).

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