|Study location||United Kingdom, London, Campus Harrow|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£14,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
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
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element or TOEFL or CAE equivalent
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
- Interview is a part of admission process
This course is designed to give you a critical analysis of issues of policy and regulation in the media, information and/or telecommunications/internet sectors, which may include links between policy and policy-making affecting media industries and telecommunications/internet and political, economic or social developments affecting markets, companies, technologies, institutions or international relations. The course encourages diversity and is designed to have international appeal. It ensures that you receive a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base, enabling you to have a wide, clear and comprehensive understanding of communications policies.
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. You will be able to attend the regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues.
Students are encouraged to seek work experience in the industry and opportunities are regularly communicated by members of staff. This has often led to full-time employment once graduating from the course.
In addition, the MA course takes advantage of the vibrancy of the media environment in London. For instance, students are encouraged to benefit from events taking place in London, e.g. at Frontline Club.
Equally, there are a number of activities within the Department that give plenty of opportunities to students for networking which increases their employability. An example here is the University’s Communication And Media Research Institute (CAMRI) seminars every fortnight where leading researchers present their work. This extracurricular activity promotes networking among MA students and gives them an opportunity to meet PhD students, other research staff and visiting speakers.
Further networking opportunities are offered by the regular workshops and conferences which the various research centres within CAMRI organize and which our students can attend for free. These workshops and conferences bring together academic researchers, industry representatives as well as regulators and policy makers.