This flexible course gives you the chance to study communication and media at an advanced level. It will provide you with a highly employable set of skills, together with the ability to engage with theoretical concepts, perform analysis of media, and develop a critical understanding of the industry today.
You can tailor this MA to suit your needs, with the option of a start date in September or January, and three exit points from the course, each leading to a different qualification: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s degree in Media & Communication.
Significantly, this MA also offers you the option of a 30-week professional placement within the communication or media sector, designed to enhance your employability after graduation. You will be offered a range of options, giving you the opportunity to focus on subjects that are of interest and relevance to you.
This MA is underpinned by our practice-led research expertise, which allows you to develop your capability to engage with research and communicate your ideas in a variety of media, including text, video and audio.
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Next start date:
January 2020, September 2020, January 2021, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
September: 1 year full-time (18 months with optional placement). January: 16 months full-time (2 years with optional placement)
For January 2020 entry: Mass Communication, Media Communication, Business Studies or Social Sciences
For January 2020 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
For September 2020 and January 2021 entry: 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.