What will I learn?

This course provides you with a broad understanding of the varied role of media and communication in societies. The flexibility of the course means you can prepare to pursue an international career or develop 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 will also have the opportunity to choose optional modules from across the School. You will undertake an independent research project, working under the guidance of an individual supervisor. 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. You'll gain diverse and in-depth subject knowledge from this programme, as well as sophisticated skills in research, analysis, interpretation and oral and written communication. You’ll also develop stronger cultural and critical awareness of the world around you. All of this is very attractive to employers. Graduates have gone into a wide range of careers that reflect the breadth of the discipline, including communications advisors, public relations practitioners, media executives, and corporate managers. The programme 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
£20,500.00 (US$ 25,578) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2019


University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,


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. However, applications from students with equivalent qualifications are also accepted. 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

Students must have an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing. Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component. Trinity College Integrated Skills in English a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK).

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About this uni

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

  • In the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2019
  • 11th in the Guardian UK University Guide 2020
  • One of the largest single-site campuses in the UK
  • Diverse campus with over 9000 international students