Postgraduate programmes

Media & Communications

MA

Explore the global, digital and cultural issues shaping current media landscapes and analyse trends in emerging industries.

Year
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameMedia & Communications
  • QualificationMA
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration12 - 14 months
  • Tuition fees£17,300 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateTo be confirmed
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationSubject to validation

This programme is subject to validation.


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

You will examine today’s global, digital and cultural issues shaping current media landscapes.

You will learn about the history of mass communication and key trends in emerging and networked media industries, including print, visual and interactive media. In addition, you will explore how international media systems shape our view of the world.

You will develop a range of media and communication skills that are essential for a variety of media platforms and activities.

You will learn research and analysis, how to plan and execute media projects and how to produce material in print, film and online formats.

 

Length

This is a one year, full time programme. 

Modules

Core classes:

  • Global Communications
  • Issues and Theories in Media and Communications
  • Media, Communications and Culture
  • Research Methods in Media and Communications
  • Dissertation

Electives:

  • Digital Media Theory and Practice
  • Gender and Media 
  • Issues in Media and Communication
  • Journalism 
  • Media Audiences and Research 
  • Media in London
  • Media Law and Regulations
  • Political Communications 
  • Political Economy of Media 
  • Specialist Reporting 
  • Visual Media

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Study methods 

This programme offers both theoretical and applied content, which is enhanced by a range of courses covering cutting edge topics such as political communications; digital media; media law and regulations or gender and media.

You will be taught by specialists in their fields and industry professionals. The classes are enhanced by guest lectures from experts, field trips to events and to relevant media outlets.

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Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

A postgraduate qualification in media and communications will open opportunities in diverse employment fields such as the communications industries, global public relations firms, fashion industry, charities and public institutions.

Some graduates combine their communications skills with other skills in business, marketing or management and become entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The international aspect of the programme will give you a global perspective that will benefit you in whatever area you choose for your future.

Academic requirements

We require successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 (out of 4.0) cumulative grade point average or its equivalent (e.g. 2:2 degree).

English requirements 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 5 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of  90 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 58 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

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Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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