MA in Mass Communications


Program Description

About this course

LJMU's MA in Mass Communications investigates the significance of media forms, the systems within which they operate and the challenges they face.

Educational Aims

The programme will explore mass communications across a range of media forms including entertainment media, broadcast and digital, public relations, advertising and journalism. The programme will address issues of policy, governance, professional practice, international communication flows, digitalisation, political economy, cultural practice and research methods. The programme aims to provide a progressive and challenging curriculum that is informed by contemporary research and responsive to the changing nature of the Communication industries.


Further your career prospects

Are you fascinated by the media world? Do you want a career in journalism, TV, radio or internet broadcasting? Stand out from the crowd with a UK Master’s in Mass Communications from Liverpool John Moores University for the career and life of your dreams. Engagement with this vibrant and innovative programme of study will provide you with a portfolio of skills that will be valuable for working in a range of media industries. The postgraduate research training that is integral to this course will also enable you to pursue further study at the doctoral level. Former students who have studied Mass Communications at LJMU have gone on to work in advertising, marketing, public relations, arts administration, publishing, industry, retail, leisure, charitable organisation.

Online learning

The experience: Online learning through Unicaf is made possible by an advanced learning management system, designed to provide an optimal learning experience for students.

The support: Friendly, experienced Unicaf student advisers guide applicants through every stage of the application process and support you all the way until you complete your programme and receive your degree.

The online classroom: Students have regular contact and interaction with faculty and fellow students from around the world.

Programme Structure

  • Induction Module
  • Theories Concepts & Debates in Mass Communications
  • Digital Cultures
  • New Media: Policy and Practice
  • Perspectives on Mass Communication Research Methods
  • Mass Communications Dissertation

Entry requirements

  • An accredited UK 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: IELTS 6.0 or international equivalent.
  • Personal Statement
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional)

Application process

  • Fill in and submit the form on this page
  • An adviser will call you to guide you through the application process
  • The admissions team will contact you to discuss your application and help you enrol
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Ranked in the top 400 universities in the world – and in top 100 universities aged under 50 - Liverpool John Moores University offers

Ranked in the top 400 universities in the world – and in top 100 universities aged under 50 - Liverpool John Moores University offers Read less