Media and Communications (MA)

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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 10200 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 16320 per year

All study options

About Media and Communications at City, University of London

Who is it for?

This course has been developed for those who wish to extend, deepen, update and sharpen their knowledge and understand current developments in media and communications. It will also provide you with the confidence to undertake further studies related to your academic practice and support you disseminating this work.

The methodological approaches and research tools you learn will be applied in your individual research projects and can be professionally applied to working in the field.


The Media & Communications MA will help you:

Gain an overview of various specialist subdisciplines, including Big Data, Digital Cultures, Mobile Media, News and Information, and Social Media

Develop a thorough grounding in the social, economic, political and policy context of media and communications.

Acquire in-depth knowledge of contemporary issues in media and communications.

Gain an advanced understanding of recent developments and current debates in media and communications through a range of modules.

Learn the methodological approaches and tools to effectively research in the field.

Take an in-depth exploration of an aspect of theory or practice through the literature and/or empirical evidence and make recommendations to improve and develop current understanding.

The Department of Sociology at City offers you an extensive range of module options from across the broader field of Sociology. This enables you to specialise in your particular areas of interest whilst studying them from a different perspective, developing your critical skills and advancing your knowledge.

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 10200 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16320 per year

Notes about fees for this course

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

UK/EU: £5,100 per year

£8,160 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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