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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA International Communication

Programme code:MA-INTCOMMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Chris Paterson Contact address:c.paterson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

First degree BA Honours, Upper Second or equivalent in any subject. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Rocognized tests are IELTS with a required overall score fo 6.5, with no element below 6.0, or TOEFL equivalent score.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Media and Communication

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Media and Communication

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to develop a thorough understanding of international communication, defined here as a field of enquiry and research that deals with the processes and impact of the transfer of information, news, data and cultural products as well as other forms of transborder communication between nation states within the wider context of globalization;
- enable students to acquire and develop ressearch skills necessary to produce high level postgraduate research in the field of international communications.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

COMM5200MCommunication and International Affairs30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5310MMedia, Culture and Globalisation30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5600MDissertation and Research Methods60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 30 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5380MThe Media and Democratisation: Global Perspectives30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5750MRadio Technologies, Industries and Cultures30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5815MCinematics and Photography30 creditsSemester 1
MODL5014MRhetoric and Public Speaking15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
PECI5209MCritical Debates in Culture and Place30 creditsSemester 1

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to remove and introduce optional modules in line with its annual review and development of teaching.

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 30 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM5170MTelevision Narrative30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5370MInternational Film Industries30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5790MIdentity, Culture and Technology30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5805MCultures of Contemporary Photography30 creditsSemester 2
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to remove and introduce optional modules in line with its annual review and development of teaching.

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of elective modules in either semester 1 or semester 2 (not both).

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Last updated: 15/09/2017

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