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MAMass Communications

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This course examines key issues of media and communication, introducing principles of cultural theories and media research methods, providing a broader understanding of how different aspects of the media interconnect.

help with the development of students employability in the Course you will develop the ability to discuss complex ideas and theories in seminars, tutorials, group discussions, project planning meetings. You will also develop communication skills (learning strategies for using communications skills; working in small groups, interacting with fellow students; writing essays using appropriate written language; making oral presentations; being active and proactive in lectures and tutorials); skills in researching and evaluating, as well as in develop critical thinking in diverse media related situations, enhancing your ability to take an enquiring and critical viewpoint on material you encounter.

On this journey, you will be encouraged to become self-aware, critical reflective practitioners, through a series of teaching methods and assessments which will instil an autonomous approach to learning, expected at Masters level (see the University of Bedfordshire level M learner descriptors).

Students also have access to the RiMAP seminars delivered by external industry and academic speakers, and they are invited to alumni talks delivered by former students of the degree who are now working in the industry.

Programme structure

Media Theory (MED503-6) Compulsory
Project (A) (MED500-6) Compulsory
Project (B) (MED501-6) Compulsory
Representation And Reality (MED504-6) Compulsory
Research Methods (MED502-6) Compulsory
Designing For The Web (MED510-6) Optional
European Cinema Since 1945 (MED508-6) Optional
Film Analysis (MED507-6) Optional
Media And Cyberculture (MED506-6) Optional
Media Institutions (MED505-6) Optional
Online Communities (MED511-6) Optional
Publishing, Culture And Technology (MED513-6) Optional
World Cinema And Global Media (MED512-6) Optional

Career opportunities

The transferable and relevant skills which you will acquire remain in demand in the fields of publishing; copywriting, public relations work; in-house press office positions; teaching; media research; digital media production and academia.

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