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University of East London: Media Communication and Global Development

Institution University of East London View institution profile
Department School of Arts and Creative Industries (ACI)
Telephone 0208 223 3333
Study type Taught


Are you interested in engaging with some of the most important topics in today’s globalised world while enhancing your analytical and media production skills? We will provide you with a conducive environment to learn about and participate in debates such as: What is the role of citizen journalists in mediating development news? How can ICTs contribute to development and development communication? How can we better understand and communicate the realities of globalisation and sustainable development? How can media production practices be critically informed? What are the dynamics linking conflict, religion, displacement and human insecurity?

Our course will give you a comprehensive, advanced and critical understanding of the relationships between the media and global development sector and practitioners. It will also equip you with the knowledge to analyse and communicate development information journalistically and academically. Your study will provide a platform to engage in and contribute to current and historical debates about globalisation, mediatisation, international development and the media.

The course offers the technical know-how and resources to produce development news and information in various multimedia formats. You will learn how to write for social media and policy briefings, blog and present complex ideas in ethical and creative ways. You will have opportunities to extend your networks, meeting and interacting with industry players in media, international development and the NGO sector. You will learn how to plan and undertake your own research project and to communicate your research findings.


University of East London


The University of East London (UEL) is the careers-led university; we’ve been preparing our students for the jobs of the future for over 125 years. We are constantly updating our courses to ensure our students are always prepared for evolving industries and job markets. With support and innovation at the forefront of everything we do, our students are well equipped to progress on to great things.

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With campuses in Stratford and in the Royal Albert Dock, East London is evolving around us. We’re at the heart of an incredibly innovative area in one …

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