MA Media and Communication
The media industry is changing quickly, and success depends on keeping up. If you're preparing for a career in this exciting field, our MA Media and Communications degree course will help you stand out from the competition.
You'll unpack the current and historic effects of media on society, and learn about how traditional and new media can be used to communicate different messages. You'll combine cultural, historical and industry-specific analysis with theoretical study, and develop a deeper critical appreciation for the media too. You'll also have the chance to test your creativity, by producing screenplays and TV scripts.
Once you graduate, you'll be able to pursue roles across the media industry, including publishing, journalism, scriptwriting, film and media management.
Qualifications or experience
- A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language requirements
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Media Contexts
- Media Cultures and Industries
- Media Politics
- Research Methods
- Industry Study
- Short Dissertation
- Short Screenwriting Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
- Full-time: £7,450
- Part-time: £3,730 per year
- Full-time: £15,500
- Part-time: £7,750 per year
On this Media and Communication degree course, you'll:
- Study a range of political, industry-based, and text-based approaches to media and its communication strategies, in film, television, magazines, newspapers, fiction, graphic novels and comics
- Research, analyse and critique film and tv scripts
- Understand the important themes in the media industry, including media politics, media cultures and media industries
- Produce screenplays for film and television while working with a specialist tutor
- Develop your own interests through your dissertation, industry study, screenwriting project or work placement project
- Be supported by a team of experienced lecturers who have researched and published in their specialist areas, and who bring those specialisms to their teaching sessions
- Use our University research services, including open access computing facilities and our extensive library and online resources
- Get involved in our dynamic research culture through your film and TV dissertation
- Engage with our researchers and published experts, many of whom are well known internationally in the field
On this course, you'll develop the necessary expertise to prepare you for roles within the media and other creative industries, in particular film and television. You'll also be well prepared for further postgraduate study, such as a PhD or teaching qualification.
What can you do with a Media and Communication degree?
Career opportunities include:
- film and media management
About this institute
University of Portsmouth
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Why study at University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.
Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.
The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.
The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.
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