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University of Liverpool: Media and Politics

Institution University of Liverpool
Department Communication and Media
Telephone 0151 794 5927
Study type Taught


This programme is currently being revalidated for the academic year 2021/22. Updated course information will be published on this page as soon as it is available. We are still accepting applications for this programme whilst it undergoes revalidation.

By studying this MA in Media and Communication you will develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of different forms of communication in their social, political and cultural contexts, focusing either on the relationship between the media and politics in contemporary societies or, on digital culture and communication.

The Media and Politics pathway is a fantastic opportunity for you to engage with current debates about the constantly evolving role of media in national and international political life. The pathway uncovers the ways in which journalists and politicians attempt to set the political agenda or influence public opinion and also explores the ways in which the audiences, as public and as citizens, are involved in media as consumers and producers.

The pathway is built around core modules which focus on the theories and debates surrounding:

  • the relationship between the mass media, politics and society

  • the role and function of the media in a democracy

  • the impact of mass media on global political processes

  • research methods used in media and communication research.

You will develop skills that directly enhance employability, including applying critical reviewing skills, giving presentations, plus data management, problem-solving, team-working and research design and implementation.

You'll able to pursue your own specific research/study interest in political communication via a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation and by choosing two further modules from a range of other M-level modules provided by the department or wider school.


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