Whether you are want to start your career in the media and communication industries or you are an established professional, this course will help you to develop the professional skills and deeper understanding necessary to progress in a range of creative, managerial and social enterprise roles. The course will enable you to:
Deepen your understanding of the rapidly developing media and communications industries and the cultural, social, political and economic contexts in which they operate
Build the confidence to work in international contexts and in cross-cultural collaboration with others
Develop the communication and leadership skills necessary to have oversight of a project, team or communication strategy
Deepen your appreciation of the role of global trends, world issues, new ideas, concepts, arguments and historical developments in media industries
Build on your research interests, analytical abilities and critical thinking skills
The course is equally popular amongst UK graduates and those from countries where the media and communications industries are experiencing rapid growth and negotiating the challenges of the global digital economy.
The programme will not be suitable if you are seeking practical-operational training in media production, journalism, digital design or technology development. For an overview of the programme, click on the video below:
Because you are based in a Centre that has a range of successful Masters programmes you have the opportunity to opt for modules that focus on creativity, management or marketing in Term 2. You can also opt for your course-specific Applied Communication Project in Term 3, testing your real-world communication skills.
Where will it take you?
The course is designed for students seeking managerial careers and entrepreneurial roles in the media industries or the communications departments of public and private sector organisations. Past students have taken up managerial roles in corporate branding, marketing and communication, public relations, community media, digital media, social and participatory media, media production, publishing (print and digital) and media research. Our graduates are multi-skilled, self-starters who can fulfil a variety roles from creative director, editor and consultant, to project manager and communications expert. The course is also an excellent platform for PhD study if you are considering a research career in academia or industry.
We maintain close links with Centre alumni who regularly notify us of job opportunities and work closely with advisors in the University Careers Centre who also offer specialist workshops and advice sessions.