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Principal aims of the course


  • Work with leading scholars in the field and develop your own original research
  • Study in an exciting international academic environment, where students from all over the world work together and learn from each other
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of how media work across a variety of social, cultural, economic and political contexts
  • Investigate different types of journalism and media – including online, public service broadcasting, local journalism, tabloid journalism, war reporting, citizen media, and science journalism – and their role in society
  • Assess how media are linked to forces of globalisation, political institutions, global responses to war and conflict, and environmental challenges, amongst others, and how they are embedded in social, political and economic contexts
  • Critically evaluate the roles of new information and communication technologies, their opportunities and challenges, their democratic potential and their regulation
  • Acquire and utilize up-to-date research skills to collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret qualitative and quantitative data and to carry out your own original research for the dissertation and beyond