The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Core modules, semester one
- Global Media
Core module, semester two
- Approaches to Media and Communication Research
- Political Analysis of Communication Policy
- Political Economy of Communication
- Study Skills
- Technology and Communication Policy
- Theories of Communication
- Chinese Media
- Communication Policy and Development
- Media, Activism and Politics
- Media Audiences
- Media Business Strategy
- Policies for Digital Convergence
- Sociology of News
You should possess, or be expecting, a good first degree (equivalent to at least an Upper Second or a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA of 3.00) from a recognised university in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or have relevant professional experience. Particular consideration will be given to mature applicants.
The testing nature of the degree means that you must be able to write and speak fluent English. If English is your second language, you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 6.0 in each element. You may additionally be asked to write 500 words on a topic assigned by the University.
As far as possible, telephone interviews are conducted before offers of admission are made. In these, the interviewer looks for evidence of interest in and commitment to the study of communication to the study of global and transnational media and communication, as well as analytical skills.
Students are encouraged to seek work experience in the industry and relevant opportunities are regularly shared by staff. This often leads to full-time employment once graduating from the course.
In addition, the MA course takes advantage of the vibrancy of the media environment in London and students often benefit from events taking place locally, eg at Frontline Club.
Equally, there are a number of activities run within the Department that provide students with opportunities for networking and increasing their employability. CAMRI and associated research centres run regular seminars, workshops and conferences which our students can attend for free. These workshops and conferences bring together academic researchers, industry representatives as well as regulators and policy-makers.
Career development centre
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With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.
In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.
As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.
We can help you:
- find work placements related to your course,
- find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
- find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
- market yourself effectively to employers,
- write better CVs and application forms,
- develop your interview and enterprise skills,
- plan your career with our careers consultants,
- meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.