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Media and Communications (MA)

MA/PGDip/PGCert

Start date:

September 2024

Duration:

1 years (full-time) 

2 years (part-time) 

Number of credits:

MA: 180

PGDip: 120

PGCert: 60

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.

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University of Roehampton London is ranked top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (PTES 2023 & 2024).

 

Modules

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Skills

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 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.

Learning

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.

Assessment

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

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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UK postgraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees (UK)

Level of study Full-time Part-time*
MA £9,713 £5,099
PGDip £6,475 £3,400
PGCert £3,238 £1,700

*average fee per year

 

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International postgraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees (international)

Level of study Full-time Part-time*
MA £17,325 £9,096
PGDip £11,550 £6,064
PGCert £5,775 £3,032

*average fee per year

 

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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