This course aims to introduce students to key developments and issues in the media and communications industries. It links media studies to globalisation, offering a comprehensive approach of how globalisation has changed the media landscape, and has enabled the emergence of supra-national and sub-national developments, questioning collective cultures and identities. The course will provide theoretical knowledge on mass communications theories, as well as the practical exploration of news writing, defining and understanding media audiences, and an introduction to research methodologies. It will also touch upon other disciplines, such as political economy, cultural studies, and the notions of identity and ethnicity.
Mass Communications and Global Media: theoretical frameworks News Production Understanding Media Audiences Researching the Media: Methodology
Political Economy of the Mass Media Media and Ethnicity Media and Culture
Think critically about a range of issues concerning media and mass communication, and how these are affected by globalisation.
Help students justify their opinions intellectually and theoretically
Evaluate and apply a range of methodological approaches relevant to conducting research in the field
This course requires you to be a minimum of 18 years old, be eligible to study in the UK and have a good level of English.