Social Science Research (Communication and Media) MSc Loughborough University



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Accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), our prestigious MSc Social Science Research (Communication and Media) is designed for students interested in pursuing a communication and media research career in academia or in industry.

The programme provides an opportunity to develop specialised research methods skills in communication and media in an internationally renowned department, as well as a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that currently shape social sciences.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is a stimulating environment in which to pursue a postgraduate degree. It fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration and it is internationally renowned for its research into communication and media studies.

Communication and media research in the School is conducted in its Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) which was established in 1991. The centre is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and its core themes include: culture, economy, and policy; language and social interaction; media, memory, and history; nations, migrants, and citizenship; political communication; and social, political, and cultural theory.

The programme is in full compliance with the Economic and Social Research Council’s requirements for an MSc in Social Science Research. On completion of the course, a student will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC, opening up the possibility of securing PhD funding from the ESRC.

Who should study this programme?

Students wishing to pursue a career in academia
Communication and media practitioners who wish to both develop and strengthen their applied research skills
Those wishing to conduct research in non-academic public and private sector roles.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Social Science Research (Communication and Media) MSc.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£19,950.00 (20,43,802) per year

These fees are for new full-time students commencing the first year of a master's programme of 180 credits in the specified year only. Part-time students, or those taking a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma, should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

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Loughborough University



LE11 3TU, England

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