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MSc in Media and Communications (Media and Communications Governance)

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Programme Code: TMMECMCG

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

MC424 Media and Communication Governance (0.5)

Paper 3

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


EU421 Policy-Making in the European Union (0.5) #


LL4H2 Freedom of Speech, Media and the Law (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


LL4H3 Media Law: Regulating Newsgathering (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


LL4S1 Cyberlaw (0.5) #


MC403 Contemporary Issues in Media and Communications Policy (0.5) #


MC405 Policy and Practice in ICTs and Development (0.5)  (withdrawn 2020/21)


MC413 Information, Communication and Knowledge Systems (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


MC418 Communication: Cultures and Approaches (0.5)


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


MC433 Technology and Justice (0.5) #


MC434 Digital Platforms and Media Infrastructures (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


MC435 Disruptive Digital Worlds: Competing Economic and Political Economy Explanations (0.5)


MC436 Mediating the Past (0.5)


MC437 Media, Data and Social Order (0.5) #


MG487 Innovation and Information Systems: Concepts and Perspectives (0.5)


Any other half unit paper which is offered in the School at master's level, subject to the consent of the student's teachers.

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.

Students can take no more than one full unit of courses from outside the Department of Media and Communications (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.