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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA International Communication (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-INTCOMM-PUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Chris Paterson Contact address:C.Paterson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

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

School of Media and Communication

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Programme specification:

This programme will enable students to develop a thorough understanding of international communication. They will research the processes and impact of the global transfer of information, news, data and cultural products as well as other forms of trans-border communication between nation states within the wider context of globalization. Students will acquire and develop research skills necessary to produce high level postgraduate research in the field of international communications.


Year1 - 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 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5310MMedia, Culture and Globalisation30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules in either Year 1 or Year 2, or may take 30 credits of Discovery modules, if timetabling allows:

COMM5005MContemporary Debates in Media and Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5801MUrban Narratives30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules in either Year 1 or Year 2, or may take 30 credits of Discovery modules, if timetabling allows:

COMM5120MGender and Media Histories: Feminist Methods30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5550MPopular Music and Society30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5796MClimate Communication30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5866MGlobal migration, ‘race’ and media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

COMM5600MDissertation and Research Methods60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules in either Year 1 or Year 2, or may take 30 credits of Discovery modules, if timetabling allows:

COMM5005MContemporary Debates in Media and Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5801MUrban Narratives30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules in either Year 1 or Year 2, or may take 30 credits of Discovery modules, if timetabling allows:

COMM5120MGender and Media Histories: Feminist Methods30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5550MPopular Music and Society30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5796MClimate Communication30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5866MGlobal migration, ‘race’ and media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

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