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MSc in Media, Communication and Development

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Programme Code: TMMECODE

Department: Media & Communications

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full year programme. Students must take courses to the value of three full units and a dissertation as shown below.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

MC408 Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications (0.5)


And one of the following 0.5 unit courses:


MC4M1 Methods of Research in Media & Communications (including Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis) (0.5) or


MC4M7 Methods of Research in Media & Communications (including Qualitative Analysis & Applied Regression Analysis) (0.5) A

Paper 2

MC421 Critical Approaches to Media, Communication and Development (0.5)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:


DV424 International Institutions and Late Development (0.5)


DV483 Information Communication Technologies and Socio-economic Development (0.5)


GI425 Introduction to Gender, Peace and Security (0.5)


MC407 International Media and The Global South (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


MC409 Media, Technology and Everyday Life (0.5)


MC420 Identity, Transnationalism and the Media (0.5)


MC423 Global Media Industries (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


MC426 Film Theory and World Cinema (0.5)


MC428 Media Culture and Neoliberalism in the Global South (0.5)


MC429 Humanitarian Communication: vulnerability, discourse and power (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


MC433 Technology and Justice (0.5) #


MC436 Mediating the Past (0.5)


MC438 Mediated Feminisms (0.5)


PB422 Health Communication (0.5)


Any other MSc level course which is offered in the School, subject to the consent of the candidate's programme director.

Paper 4

MC499 Dissertation: Media and Communications (1.0) B


A : MY452 is an advanced Applied Regression Analysis course offered by the Department of Methodology and must be taken by students who select MC4M7. Students wishing to select this option need to already have a grounding in quantitative methods and must seek approval from the Programme Director. Approval is also subject to timetabling constraints.

B : Passing this course is a requirement for passing the programme.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Subject to agreement with the Programme Director, students can take up to one full unit of courses outside the Department of Media and Communications Department (non MC-prefixed courses).

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.