MA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

Compare 261 MA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

A Master of Arts is oftentimes required for those who wish to be experts in their liberal arts field, or for students who wish to obtain higher-paying positions elsewhere. These degrees require completion of a bachelor’s degree for admission and often take two years to complete.

What is an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication? For students looking to take advanced classes in advertising, media law, public administration, ethics and writing, a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication will likely be an excellent fit. Students may enjoy opportunities to participate in real-life examples of journalism and public communication situations and learn essential industry terminology, crucial for doing an excellent job in the field.

Benefits of studying journalism and mass communication include excellent strategic communication skills, cultural and industry competence, as well as enhanced writing and editing skills. Skills obtained in this degree program translate well to programs outside of journalism, too.

Tuition amount for an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication vary greatly depending on which university is offering the degree and where the university is located. Speaking to an academic advisor will be the best option for answering cost questions.

After graduating with this MA, individuals often go on to exciting careers in journalism, specializing as investigators, broadcasters and technologists. Those with an interest in a marketing career also do well with this degree because of the focus on strategic communication and advertising. Graduates of the program may find rewarding jobs as writers, editors and media consultants depending on their area of interest. Still others choose to become teachers of journalism and communication at a university.

A Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication can be completed online or in-person at universities around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Full-time MA in Digital Management

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 24 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York UK Online + 7 more

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real-world application, developing the leaders of the future. [+]

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real-world application, developing the leaders of the future.

The Digital Management is a Masters-level leadership program, designed in partnership with the industry and accredited by Teesside University. It is designed to prepare you for a leading role in the media, creative, and digital industries. This post-graduate program gives you an insight into the thought processes that drive some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Global Communications

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. [+]

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. These developments challenge the traditionally secretive practices of international diplomacy and the ability of governments to control information whilst also creating powerful new tools for propaganda; they enhance the importance of cultural or ‘soft’ power in international relations and they have also transformed the nature of warfare.

This course is run by the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy in conjunction with the Department of Information and Communication.... [-]


MA in Professional Communication

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills. Our program is designed for people who seek the techniques and knowledge required to be communication specialists in a wide range of fields in an ever-shifting 21st-century workplace. [+]

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication is a 30-unit program that can be completed in two years. Students complete four core and six elective courses that are three units each. Full-time students enroll in courses each fall and spring semester. Courses are also available in the summer. The degree culminates in either a capstone or a directed study and culminating project, such as a reflective portfolio, internship-related project, analytical paper, or academic research project.

Students can enroll in the general track in professional communication, which combines courses in strategic and technical communication for a blended specialty in the industry and organizational communication. This broader focus gives students valuable knowledge toward launching or furthering successful communications careers in a variety of fields and organizations.... [-]


Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) (European & US accreditations)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment? [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION An overview of the dominant theories of media and communications; Practical skills in managing communications in organizations and companies; Insight into the latest developments in media tools and related-business areas; Exposure to how global organizations communicate strategically and evaluate their initiatives; Switzerland is a dynamic and multicultural learning environment. PROFILE

The Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment?... [-]


MA in Media & Digital Communications

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

The MA in Media & Digital Communications offers students a broad foundation in media including training, in theory, research methods and contemporary topics. [+]

The Regent’s MA in Media & Digital Communications bridges the traditions established in the study of 20th-century media with the innovative and emerging practices of the 21st century. Students will learn about a range of communicative and creative practices within media that are increasingly shaped by technological change and digital communications.

The degree offers an exciting range of optional modules to represent the breadth of issues and topics relevant to media and digital communications today. From investigating love in a digital age to learning techniques for telling stories across multiple platforms and formats, the degree will prepare you with future-facing skills needed for careers in a continually evolving professional landscape. You will gain a critical awareness of current problems and emerging methods and analytic techniques needed to address audiences, data, digital communications, and social media.... [-]


MA in Global Communications

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

The Master of Arts in Global Communications (MAGC) is a three-semester, 48-credit degree that can be completed in one calendar year. This cutting-edge program offers a balance between solid intellectual preparation in communications and hands-on professional training with international experts. [+]

As every level of society is digitized in increasingly complex and innovative ways, communications graduates need to keep developing multiple and highly sophisticated skills and knowledge. The twenty-first century is digital.

The optional Digital Cultures and Industries track within the Master of Art in Global Communications (M.A.G.C.) replaces the Visual and Material Culture track and offers an innovative and interdisciplinary focus on the central importance of digital technologies in today’s world.

CONNECT TO THE NETWORK: THEORY AND PRACTICE

How we communicate is in flux. From new conceptions of identity and community to the shifting ground of virtual space and global networks, to revolutions in commerce, politics, and activism: digital media have helped us create a brave new world. The Digital Cultures and Industries track helps students to meet the challenge of this world with a suite of up-to-the-minute critical and practical courses that can be tailored to different career pathways.... [-]


Mass Media Translation MA

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. [+]

Overview

The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills.

Unique selling points

The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training. A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from. Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field. ... [-]

MA in Marketing Communications

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. [+]

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to take exams for the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and upon successful completion of the exams become a professional member of the Digital Marketing Institute.

Course content

The course covers the main marketing communication techniques. It provides you with a sufficient foundation in marketing to enable you to work easily with people involved throughout the marketing management process. The ultimate aim of the course is to enhance individual career advancement prospects through knowledge of how to apply academic learning to best marketing communications practice. A highlight for many students is the study trips and company visits organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending learning in new environments.... [-]


MA in Media and International Conflict

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This MA programme in Media and International Conflict is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, international conflict and security. [+]

“Studying in the Clinton Institute was a wonderful experience. The classes are small, which means you really get to know everybody, and there is a very comfortable atmosphere. A wide range of topics ensured that everybody got a chance to study and discuss areas that they are passionate about. Lively debates were the norm!. This MA was a fascinating journey through history, current affairs, politics, and media. It offered a great opportunity to build strong research, writing and presenting skills, with the help of the diligent and engaging staff of the Institute. I would do it all over again if I could!” – Karen Dunne

This MA programme in Media and International Conflict is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, international conflict and security. It analyzes the complex roles played by the media in the enactment and representation of international conflict and addresses the relationships among media, governments, the military, and NGOs in framing perceptions of international conflict.... [-]


MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (Erasmus Mundus)

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aarhus

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation builds on the diverse journalistic experience of its students. It offers a venue for the analysis, interpretation and understanding of the global changes that are increasingly challenging the traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology and culture. [+]

TWO-YEAR INTERNATIONAL ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER’S DEGREE

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation builds on the diverse journalistic experience of its students. It offers a venue for the analysis, interpretation and understanding of the global changes that are increasingly challenging the traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology and culture. Students engage in lively and insightful discussions with classmates from around the world, sharing their unique experiences in journalism and communication-related fields.

LEARN AT LEADING INSTITUTIONS

The programme has been granted the EU’s Erasmus Mundus label. Students spend their first year jointly between Aarhus University – taught by faculty from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Information and Media Studies – and the highly respected Danish School of Media and Journalism. In year two, the programme splits into four specialisms, offered by some of Europe’s leading universities. This allows students to customise their studies in the following areas:... [-]


MA Media and Globalisation

Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communication technology, and the role they have to play in globalisation processes. [+]

MA Media and Globalisation

This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communication technology, and the role they have to play in globalisation processes.

You will join a team of established experts who offer a unique course that combines both theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the main theoretical frameworks related to media and globalisation.

What you'll study

You will critically analyse the role and impact of the media industry in a global society to become critically aware of the implications of these debates for research strategies, theorising and practising.... [-]


MA in Scriptwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

Take your writing to the highest level, and develop clear strategies for professional success. With a combination of expert guidance and peer-group workshopping, we encourage you to develop your unique voice while meeting the demands of a highly competitive industry. [+]

An intensive, practical course designed to produce professional writers and compelling scripts.

Weekend workshops at Corsham Court campus.

Taught by acclaimed industry professionals – working practitioners who continue to love what they do.

Practical project leading to a showcase presentation.

Take your writing to the highest level, and develop clear strategies for professional success. With a combination of expert guidance and peer-group workshopping, we encourage you to develop your unique voice while meeting the demands of a highly competitive industry.

We cover all media, including theatre, radio, film and television, and offer extensive training in professional skills. By the end of the course, you’ll have a comprehensive portfolio of original work, a finished script to professional standards, industry connections and a fully realised showcase presentation.... [-]


M.A. Convergent Journalism

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt am Main + 3 more

A consecutive master’s programme taught in English at HMKW Berlin and in German at HMKW's Cologne campus. [+]

MA in Convergent Journalism Name

Convergent Journalism

Majoring in: Sports/Health,Business/Politics or Culture/Entertainment

Start

October in Berlin and Cologne

Features:

both broad and specialised development of overall journalism skills plus the opportunity to specialise in selected areas

Language

English (Berlin) or German (Cologne)

Applicants

Graduates in the arts and humanities, especially those who majored in one of the following subjects: • sport, medicine, psychology • business administration, social sciences • language, communication, journalism, media studies (Culture/Entertainment)

Target Jobs

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MA in International Business Communication

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

If you choose to study IBC at Radboud University you will be able to combine learning academic research techniques with practical business competencies. [+]

Join the crème de la crème of business communication

If you choose to study IBC at Radboud University you will be able to combine learning academic research techniques with practical business competencies. We are looking for thinkers and doers with an international orientation. That is unique in the Netherlands and we are one of very few programmes in Europe to focus sharply on the practical, analytical, cultural and linguistic aspects of the business. In particular, we place a strong emphasis on the influence of national and organisational culture on companies and institutions that operate across borders. Thanks to our network, we are able to arrange excellent group internships, and we are selective (max. 50 students per year). You will find yourself in a dynamic learning environment with smart, motivated fellow students and you will receive close personal guidance from highly experienced members of the faculty. We are not hierarchical and we are not an MBA. As a future executive, you will need to be able to assess the quality of business research. A lot of business studies lack academic rigour. Our graduates learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Film & Animation

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Rochester

The MFA in Animation program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing. [+]

Master of Fine Arts in AnimationThe MFA program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing.

Program goals

The program’s goals provide students with the opportunity to use animation, filmmaking, and other imaging arts as a means to:

pursue a career and earn a livelihood. enrich their personal lives and society as a whole. encourage a sense of community, creativity, scholarship, and purpose. ... [-]