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MA Media & Communication

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This flexible course gives you the chance to study communication and media theory at an advanced level. It will provide you with a highly employable set of skills, together with the ability to engage with theoretical concepts and display critical understanding and analysis.

You can tailor this MA to suit your needs, with the option of a start date in September or January, and three exit points from the course, each leading to a different qualification: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s degree in Media & Communication.

Significantly, this MA also offers you the option of a 30-week professional placement within the communication or media sector, designed to enhance your employability after graduation. You will be offered a range of options, giving you the opportunity to focus on subjects that are of interest and relevance to you.

This MA is underpinned by our practice-led research expertise, which allows you to develop your capability to engage with research and communicate your ideas in a variety of media, including text, video and audio. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, January 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 to 2 years full-time

Required subjects:

Mass Communication, Media, Communication, Business Studies or Social Sciences

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Download the programme specification (pdf 331kb)

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to engage in a two-semester optional placement during this degree. The placement provides you with the experience of how an organisation operates, as well as an opportunity to enhance your personal development and future employability. This means you can begin to put theory into practice.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Entry requirements

Careers

This course will provide you with advanced-level skills of critical understanding and analysis. You’ll develop the capability to engage with research and communicate the findings of your research using text, video and audio methods. This course will empower you to enhance the impact of your research outcomes, but will also provide you with skills which will be of value within the context of your future employment.

Career opportunities for graduates of this course can be in a number of industries from news media to marketing and government communication, along with education, research and management and business organisations.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. 

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

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