University of leicester

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  • An opportunity to join one of the longest-established UK university departments specializing in the study of the media and communications
  • A flexible learning programme
  • Reliable and authoritative academic support on demand whatever your location
  • The administrative expertise of the UK’s leading provider of taught postgraduate distance education

Serves as a broad introduction to the study of communications media, explores the key themes and issues in contemporary media and communication research.

Introduce some of the skills and approaches that can be used to study the media, emphasizing the importance of analyzing media and communication processes in their social, political, economic and global contexts

Provide direct access to the current thinking of key researchers and writers in the field from around the globe

Offer people who are already employed in the communications industries a chance to review current professional and industrial practices

Present a challenging and comprehensive introduction to the media for those who plan to work in the communications field in the future.


Master of Arts in Mass Communication

Awarding Body

University of Leicester


Distance Learning – supported by the University of Leicester online portal Blackboard.

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The full duration of this course is 2 years. Partial completion can lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Mass Communications (after 12 months), a Postgraduate Diploma (after 20 months) or the full Masters on completion of the dissertation (24 months). These ‘exit routes’ from the course may be attractive to those with limited time for studying at a distance and who are content with a first or second level postgraduate qualification.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess at least a good second class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Applicants who do not possess a good first degree or an equivalent qualification but have at least three years of relevant professional experience will also be considered. Such applicants may be invited to submit an entry assignment in answer to one of a set of essay questions as evidence in support of their application. Exceptionally, applicants with limited academic qualifications but with suitable management or professional experience can be admitted (sometimes via initial registration for the Postgraduate Certificate)

Programme Structure


  • Mass Communications
  • New Media and Society
  • New Media Governance and Democracy
  • Communications, Media and Public Relations
  • Communications, Media and Advertising

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GBP 9,920

Current equivalent in:
  • USD 15,604
  • AED 57,314
  • SAR 58,523
  • GBP 9,920


All fees are payable in GBP