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What will I learn?

Overview

This course will provide you with a broad understanding of the varied role of media and communication in society.

The flexibility of this course means you can develop general expertise and/ or specialist knowledge in particular fields, such as film, political communication or the cultural industries more broadly.

Core modules introduce a range of theoretical perspectives and their application in real-world contexts. You'll have the opportunity to choose from optional modules; the content of these modules is informed by the research interests and practice of academic staff who teach them. You'll undertake an independent research project, working under the guidance of an individual supervisor.

Learning and teaching

We use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, group learning and project work, seminars, tutorials and workshops.

Independent study is crucial to this degree, as an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the subjects introduced in lectures and seminars, and to develop your skills in critical analysis and research. You can anticipate spending at least 20 hours per week on independent study associated with your modules.

You'll be taught by active researchers in the field of media and communication. The research interests and practice of your tutors inform the content of the course.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

We use various methods to assess your progress, depending on the modules you choose. These could include essays, presentations, project work and reports, case studies and in-course assessment of your contribution to group tasks.

Career opportunities

You'll gain diverse and in-depth subject knowledge from this course, as well as sophisticated skills in research, critical analysis, interpretation and oral and written communication. You’ll also develop strong cultural and critical awareness of the world around you, giving you the skills employers look for.

Graduates have gone into a wide range of careers that reflect the breadth of the topic, including communications advisors, public relations practitioners, media executives, and corporate managers. The course also offers an excellent foundation for PhD study.

Which department am I in?

School of Media and Communication

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£23,000.00 (US$ 26,258) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For Postgraduate qualification, students need to have 4 year Bachelors: for courses requiring 2.1 students need to have a GPA of 3.0; for courses requiring 2.2 students need to have a GPA of 2.5. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill.

For international students

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in one of the following: history, literature, philosophy or a (theory-focused) media-related course. We may give preference to applicants who exceed our entry requirements. Please note that meeting the entry requirements of this course doesn't guarantee an offer of a place. Relevant professional experience may also be considered from an applicant with a preferred undergraduate degree subject. We may request additional documentation to inform our decision. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) at 92 overall with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds enjoys a high student satisfaction rate – 3rd in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, 2018).

  • In the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • #15 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
  • One of the largest single-site campuses in the UK
  • Diverse campus with over 12,000 international students

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