MA in Communication: University of Westminster

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MA in Communication: 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 or 2 years part-time
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The course MA in Communication is taught at the University's Harrow campus where the School of Media, Arts & Design is based. The MA in Communication course team comprises well known academics with considerable teaching and research expertise. Students will participate in a bustling multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture with the Communication And Media Research Institute having been awarded a top '5' research rating by the Higher Education Funding Council in recognition of its international research excellence, and high teaching quality, having been awarded 24 out of a maximum of 25 Teaching Quality Assessment grade, thus being ranked top in the country.

The MA in Communication is a highly regarded degree course that offers students:

  • the opportunity to study at graduate level 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;
  • an analytical approach to the structure and performance of the communication industries which takes account of their broader historical, economic, political and social contexts;
  • 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;
  • the major debates about the regulation and censorship of media; and to research and write your own thesis on an area of communication analysis or policy.

Career prospects:

In general, past students from the MA in Communication have found jobs in middle- and upper management in media industries, as well as the broader private (e.g. consulting and advertising firms) and public sector.

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a good first degree (normally first or upper second) in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or have 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.
  • You will need a good standard of written and spoken English (at least 6.5 IELTS or 600 TOEFL or equivalent).

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