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Global Media and Communication - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

This course combines rigorous research of global media products, content and technologies with the creative skills needed. You will take an interdisciplinary approach to develop an oversight of media, communication, culture, politics, power, business, marketing and creativity. This course will deepen your understanding of these complex dynamics and practices, preparing you for a career in this fast-changing industry.

You will explore the role of ideas, beliefs and values in media production and consumption. You will also learn how media products and content enable us to communicate creatively and effectively across global markets and cultural borders. By engaging with theory and research, you will consider how media can inform new kinds of professional practice and anticipate future developments.

Core Modules:

  • Major Project
  • Approaching Global Media
  • Creativity, Communication and Technology

Optional Modules:
You will also complete three Optional Modules from a list available to all taught Masters students within Centre in order to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the Optional Modules available please visit the Centre’s website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

You will learn in an international environment through interaction with academic experts, guest speakers and industry practitioners. The core modules are taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and student-led presentations and discussions. These sessions are complemented by self-directed learning and access to resources and activities in a virtual learning environment. Depending upon your selection of Optional Modules, you will also have the opportunity to apply your learning in a professional context.

The course is designed to facilitate participation and critical self-reflection. The course will enhance your research, writing and communication skills through guided and autonomous reading, group projects, presentations, case studies, reports, critiques and assignments that may require engagement with audio-visual technologies.

The course is assessed through coursework rather than formal examinations. Assessment strategies are designed to test the widest range of skills. Written assignments come in a variety of forms: essays, case studies, evaluations, reports, proposals, portfolios and business plans. These are complemented by group presentations and tasks, team building exercises, and media and communication related projects. The culminating assessment of the Major Project represents a significant body of research and writing on a topic of your choice supervised by an experienced researcher.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Large media companies eg Facebook; NGOs; Charities.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Media, PR, consulting, marketing, and cultural and heritage sector roles.

Work Experience Opportunities:

The Core and Applied Communication Modules involve communication projects with media organisations including direct interaction with a global marketing and communication agency. Our programme of guest speakers and careers support will give you insights into current practice and the many opportunities available to you.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study

School of Theatre and Performance Studies

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year

Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £9,650 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.