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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.

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
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Start date

Expected September 2021

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

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).

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

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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