MSc Programmes and Courses

All of our programmes offer the following benefits:

  • An intensive, high quality postgraduate education in media and communications.
  • A broad social science foundation in qualitative, quantitative, empirical and critical skills.
  • A diverse, multi-disciplinary and theoretically-oriented approach to contemporary developments, issues and debates in the field.
  • A range of specialist courses within media and communications and related fields, including an independent empirical research project.
  • An intellectually stimulating, well-resourced learning environment, with strong links to media and communications industries and policy makers.
  • The opportunity for lively cross-cultural exchange of ideas among a dynamic group of fellow students in the Department and School.
  • Study with internationally-recognised active researchers with expertise in media and communications and politics and democracy, regulation and policy, technological change, audiences, globalisation, culture, and more.

See below for a list of available courses in the Department of Media and Communications:

C – Compulsory                 O – Optional                     X – Not available

MC - MSc Media & Communications    MCR - MSc Media & Communications esearch track)    MCG - MSc Media & Communications (Governance)    MCD - MSc Media, Communication and Development    PC -  MSc Politics and Communication    GMC - MSc Global Media and Communications   MC (D&S) - MSc Media & Communications (Data & Society)

MC401 - Mediated Resistance & Citizens O O O O O O O
MC402 - The Audience in Media \& Communications O O O O O O O
MC403 - Contemporary Issues in Media & Communications Policy O O O O O O O
MC404 - Political Communication O O O O C O O
MC405 - Current issues in Media & Communications: Policies for iCT's, Society & Development O O O O O O O
MC407 - International Media & the Global South O O O O O O
MC408 - Theories and Concepts in Media & Communications I (Key concepts & interdisciplinary approaches) C C C C C C
MC409 - Media, Technology & Everyday Life O O O O O O O
MC411 - Media & Globalisation X X X X X C X
MC413 - Information, Communication & Knowledge Systems O O O O O O O
MC416 - Representation in the Age of Globalisation (not available 15/16) O O O O O O O
MC417 - Democracy & the Media X X X X C X X
MC418 - Theories & Concepts in Media & Communications II (Processes of communication in modern life) O C O O O O
MC419 - Modern Campaigning Politics X X X X O X X
MC420 - Identity, Transnationalisation & the Media O O O O O O O
MC421 - Critical Approaches to Media, Communciation & Development O O O C O O O
MC422 - Critical Studies in Media & Journalism O O O O O O O
MC423 - Global Media Industries O O O O O O O
MC424 - Media & Communication Governance O C O O O O O
MC425 - Interpersonal Mediated Communication O O O O O O O
MC426 - Film Theory & World Cinema O O O O O O O
MC427 - Digital Media Futures O O O O O O O
MC428 - Media Culture & Neoliberalism in the Global South O O O O O O O
MC430 - Data in Communication & Society  O O O O O O C
MC499 - Dissertation: Media & Communications C C C C C C C
MC4M1 - Methods of Research in Media & Communications (inc Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis) C C X C C C C
MC4M2 - Advanced Methods of Research in Media & Communications (inc Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis) X X C X X X O