Media and Communications (MA)

Postgraduate Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

An experience like no other. Understand how media and communications shapes our social, cultural and political discourse. You'll learn how you can make a material impact on the world through effective strategic communication.

Media and Communications (MA)

1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)

Number of Credits

MA: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type




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Skills to get you ready for an exciting career. 

This professionally orientated MA Media and Communications course is aimed at providing you with the practical and theoretical knowledge to understand and work within the media industry both in the UK and internationally.

Throughout this course, you will develop the digital and professional skills in:

  • audience research
  • the production of audio-visual media content
  • data analytics to successfully execute
  • evaluating digital communications campaigns


You will gain critical skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods which will help you to conduct descriptive statistical analysis of your communications and reflect on the critical and ethical concepts of media through different formats.

How you'll learn

A course built around you.

This course will be conducted through seminars and practical workshops where students will be supported to build their abilities to a professional level.

Teaching will be led by subject- specialists with input from practitioners offering guest presentations and workshops.

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In the Autumn semester, you will learn the common conceptual and theoretical understanding of media whilst developing the fundamentals of data analysis, research, and audio-visual media production.

In the Spring semester, you will expand on your critical and professional skills that will enable you to create purpose-driven communications campaigns and produce compelling narratives across media platforms.

Finally, you will complete a Major Project which will demonstrate the skills learnt in research, production, and evaluation as you build a professional-standard digital communications campaign and critically reflect the outcome.

How you'll be assessed

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Put your knowledge into practice.

Assessments on this course will be:

  • conducted to resemble professional formats
  • focus on building your individual portfolio
  • prepare you for working in a professional environment after graduation

You will complete your MA with the powerful understanding of how different types of media can be deployed to facilitate social and cultural change and be well placed to enter numerous industries that require multi-skilled communications professionals.

Career options

The MA programme is designed with professional communications roles in mind. There is significant growth in employment opportunities within the new and emerging media and communications roles for graduates with strong digital communications and production skills.

Career routes for graduates include:

  • Market and audience-research roles
  • Social media and web analytics roles within communications teams
  • Social media executive (creating content and coordinating social media activity)
  • Digital media officer
  • (digital) media planner

You will also be able to conduct yourself in similar roles that require a combination of analytical, creative and communications skills.

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

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Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

UK EU and International
£9,713 £17,325

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Our Research

Research conducted in the School of Arts covers a wide range of diverse and innovative arts practices, from dance and drama to journalism, film, media, linguistics and computing. Our School of Arts is divided into three subject areas: Dance; Drama, Theatre and Performance; and Communication, Culture and Media. Click here to view our research page.

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