International Communications and Development (MA)

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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 9690 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14280 per year

All study options

About International Communications and Development at City, University of London

Who is it for?

This course is for students looking to explore international development through a communications lens as well as to assess the role that the media play in development and policy making.

At a time when ideas about freedom of expression, democracy, human rights and access to natural and material resources guide development projects across the world, the question about the role of media and communications for social change becomes ever more pertinent. As a result, this MA will particularly appeal to you if you have an interest in communication studies and cross-disciplinary interests in development studies, sociology and politics.


The International Communications and Development MA provides will provide you with skills to help you to:

Gain an overview of the main issues in the field on International Communications and Development.

Develop a broad interdisciplinary overview of developments in broadcasting, telecommunications, the press and information technology.

Conduct detailed analysis of sectors or issues of your own choice, drawing on economics, political science, international relations, development theory, sociology and law.

Analyse the main directions of media and communication issues in Britain, the USA, the EU, and countries of your own interest.

Develop the ability to participate in policy making and evaluation in the context of changing national and global geopolitics and economic relations.

Gain the relevant skills for employment in government information departments, communications regulatory agencies, mass media organisations, public relations, advertising, academic and professional research.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9690 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14280 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees listed are for full-time only. Part-time fees are:

UK/EU: £4,845 per year

£7,140 per year.

Entry requirements

If your first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a postgraduate course of study:

A first degree from a UK university or from the CNAA.

A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia or the USA.

GCE O-level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum.

Cambridge ESOL CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) at grade C or above.

An English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7 in writing and a minimum of 6.5 for each of the other subtests.

Satisfactory standard in the verbal section of the Princeton Test (GMAT).

US SAT with 500 in verbal performance.

Other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI’s list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

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