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MAMass Communications

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This course will make graduates highly employable across a number of
media-related sectors, including media research, journalism, arts
administration, advertising and PR.

During the course you will:

  • Enjoy the opportunity of specialising in new media, international
    cinema, media industries and sport in the media industries
  • Receive individual tutorial support for two self-directed projects
    of your choice
  • Work closely with a teaching team who specialise in a number of
    fascinating fields
  • Benefit from networking opportunities at research seminars,
    screenings and guest talks
  • Study at the home of the editorial base for Convergence: The
    International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
  • Gain access to our multi-million pound Media Arts Centre, which
    includes a television studio, white space studio, performance studio,
    two electronic newsrooms, a radio station, ten digital video suites,
    multimedia computer suites, creative writing labs, and studios for
    animation and design work
  • Enhance your understanding of the processes of communication, the
    impact of new media, and the ways in which the media industries are

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Media theories and methods
  • Interface design for the web
  • Publishing, culture and technology
  • World cinema and global media since 1975
  • Representation and reality
  • Online industry and culture
  • Film analysis


Career opportunities


Students will be encouraged to identify their strengths, interests and
development needs in relation to the practices and conventions of both
the media industry and of scholarship and research.



The qualification will be of value to anyone seeking employment in
the media. The media industry is a rapidly changing field and an
understanding of the ways in which the media can be allied is an
important transferable skill. The project work on the course provides
opportunity to make contacts and develop specialist knowledge of
specific areas of the media. Typical areas that Media graduates find
work in include broadcasting, journalism, arts administration,
photography, theatre, research, marketing sales and advertising,
design, writing.

Further study:

Students who graduate from this MA Course will be qualified to apply
for MPhil and PhD research degrees.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States