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Global Media MA

University of Westminster

Watford Rd, Harrow, HA1 3, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 7.250 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018


From Al Jazeera to Hollywood, News Corporation to China Central TV, the media increasingly operate in a global context. This course offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to global media, and is designed for those who work in, or want to work in, the media industries.

You will examine key developments in the media and communications industries associated with the logic of globalisation, and explore the complex nature of the globalisation process in the media.
You will gain a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base, enabling you to develop a clear and comprehensive understanding of communication and the mass media.

Based on continuous assessment, the course is taught in lectures and seminars by the team from Westminster’s top-rated Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI ). You will be part of a bustling multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture, and you will be able to attend the regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues.


The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.

Core modules, semester one:

  • Dissertation
  • Global Media

Option modules, semester one:

  • Political Analysis of Communication Policy
  • Political Economy of Communication
  • Study Skills (no credits)
  • Technology and Communications Policy
  • Theories of Communication

Core module, semester two:

  • Approaches to Media and Communication Research

Option modules, semester two:

  • Chinese Media
  • Development and Communications Policy
  • Media, Activism and Censorship
  • Media Audiences
  • Media Business Strategy
  • Policies for Digital Convergence
  • Sociology of News



You should possess, or be expecting, a good first degree (equivalent to at least an Upper Second or a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA of 3.00) from a recognised university in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or have relevant professional experience.
Particular consideration will be given to mature applicants.

The testing nature of the degree means that you must be able to write and speak fluent English.
If English is your second language, you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 6.0 in each element. You may additionally be asked to write 500 words on a topic assigned by the University.

As far as possible, telephone interviews are conducted before offers of admission are made. In these, the interviewer looks for evidence of interest in and commitment to the study of communication to the study of global and transnational media and communication, as well as analytical skills.

Career Prospects

Graduates have found jobs in middle and upper management in media industries, as well as the broader private sector (eg consulting and advertising firms) and public sectors (eg government ministries, regulatory authorities), international organisations and non-governmental organisations.



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