Course Description

The UKAP Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in the field of media and communication QCF Level 7, provides a thorough grounding in the theories, approaches and research necessary for the study of media and communication processes in both the national and global contexts. The course combines an overview of the history and development of communication research with a critical analysis of current theories in the field.

You will analyses key areas in mass communication including media production, organisation and control, news in the local, national and global context, media/new media roles and the political process, communication policy and regulation, and cross-national media and communication systems.

This course will enable you to engage critically with contemporary debates surrounding the social, political and cultural roles of media and communication in modern societies. You will investigate the quantitative and qualitative methods and approaches necessary for analysing all aspects of the communication process, from media organisations, media professionals and production to media content, audiences and cultural consumption.

This postgraduate diploma will equip you with the advanced analytical skills and knowledge you need to progress your professional career or to pursue further academic study in the rapidly expanding field of media and communication research.

One of the UK's longest established academic centres for communication and media studies, we are internationally recognised for our innovative research.

 

In 2007 the UKAP launched the UK's first UKAP Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in the field of media and communication             QCF Level 7.

 

You will be taught by experienced tutors and leading researchers in the field.

 

Our research work is being supported by major government and international organisations.

 

Semester 1

 

Core modules

 

Contemporary Issues in Media and Cultural Studies

Mass Communication Theory

Research Methods and Management

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

 

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials where you will be given the opportunity to discuss and clarify ideas.

Assessment is by means of written assignments based on individual and group work and research methodology total credit hours required 120.

 

Semester 2

Core modules

 

Approaches to Media Audiences

Research Design and Research Practice

 

Option modules

 

Choose two option modules from:

 

Unit Ref No

Units Description

Credit

MC0120

Global Affairs: Communication, Culture and Power

15

MC0121

Technology, Culture and Power: Global Perspectives

15

MC0122

Critical Approaches to Consumer Culture

15

MC0123

Digital Media in Everyday Life

15

MC0125

Cosmopolitanism, Media and Human Rights

15

MC0126

New Media, Online Persuasion and Behavioral Change

15

MC0127

Protest and Publics in the Network Society

15

MC0128

Research Design and Research Practice

15

  Total Credits required 120

 

 

·      Musical Communication

·      Chinese Media in a Global Context

·      Globalization of Sexuality: Culture and Media

·      Critical Approaches to Celebrity Culture

·      Cosmopolitanism, Media and Human Rights

·      Protest and Publics in the Network Society

 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Entry Requirements

 

2:1 diploma or equivalent professional qualification.

 

We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

 

 

English Language Requirements

 

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. This does not apply to all countries for more details contact us to make sure.

 

Career Opportunities

 

This Master’s degree will demonstrate to potential employers that you have a high level of knowledge in your particular area, which can set you apart from others in the job market. The course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training, which will have a practical application in the professional world.

 

Some of the key career destinations include new media organisations, as well as press and broadcast organisations with a new media component, international news agencies, government departments (e.g. publicity, education, health), advertising firms, public relations organisations, and many others.

 

The criteria against which your level of attainment will be measured Refer to the assessment criteria for each unit.

 

 

Learners who meet the requirements for the qualification will be awarded a pass. The qualification itself is not graded. For each unit learners will be marked out of 100 and will be graded as follows:

 

A* 75%+ Higher Distinction

A 65% - 74% Distinction

B 50% - 64% Merit

C 40% - 49% Pass

D 30% - 39% Marginal Fail

E 15% - 29% Fail

F 0% - 14% Unclassified

 

Learners achieving a pass grade (C or above) will be awarded the appropriate QCF credits for the unit.

 

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