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MA Media & Communication

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

This flexible course gives you the chance to study communication and media theory at an advanced level. It will provide you with a highly employable set of skills, together with the ability to engage with theoretical concepts and display critical understanding and analysis.

  • Develop your capability to engage with research and communicate your ideas in a variety of media, including text, video and audio. 
  • Tailor the course to suit your needs with the option of a start date in September or January. 
  • Choose from a range of option units to focus on subjects that are of interest and relevance to you. 
  • Apply to undertake a 30-week professional placement within the communication or media sector, designed to enhance your employability after graduation. 
  • Gain the skills to make valuable contributions towards media and communications practice within complex or unpredictable environments.

See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, January 2021, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time or 2 years full-time with optional 30-week placement (September start), 16 months full-time or 2 years full-time with optional 30-week placement (January start)

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Download the programme specification (pdf 331kb)

Your application

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to engage in a 30 week optional placement during this degree. The placement provides you with the experience of how an organisation operates, as well as an opportunity to enhance your personal development and future employability. This means you can begin to put theory into practice.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Entry requirements

Careers

This course will provide you with advanced-level skills of critical understanding and analysis. You’ll develop the capability to engage with research and communicate the findings of your research using text, video and audio methods. This course will empower you to enhance the impact of your research outcomes, but will also provide you with skills which will be of value within the context of your future employment.

Career opportunities for graduates of this course can be in a number of industries from news media to marketing and government communication, along with education, research and management and business organisations.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. 

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

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