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University of Portsmouth: Media and Communication

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


Overview The media industry is in constant change. In a sector where success depends on keeping ahead of the trend, our MA Media and Communications degree course will help you stand out from the competition.

This wide-ranging Master’s degree in Media and Communication will provide depth and breadth to your existing knowledge base. You'll analyse the current and historic effects of media on society, and learn about how traditional and new media can be used to communicate different messages. You'll combine cultural, historical and industry-specific analysis with theoretical study, and develop a deeper critical understanding of the media too.

You'll also have the chance to test your creativity, by producing screenplays and TV scripts. Or you may choose to do a self-sourced media mini-placement, which will provide you with practical experience and insight to give your skillset that extra competitive edge.

Once you graduate, you'll be well placed to pursue roles across the media industry, including writing for television, publishing, journalism, media criticism, scriptwriting, film and media management.

Eligibility This course accepts UK, EU, and international students.

Course highlights - Study a range of political, industry-based, and text-based approaches to media and its communication strategies, in film, television, magazines, newspapers, fiction, graphic novels and comics

  • Undertake a self-sourced media micro-placement as part of an optional Industry Study module

  • Research, analyse and critique film, television, screen media and print media outputs

  • Understand the important themes in the media industry, including digital media, screenwriting, fandom and adaptation

  • Produce screenplays for film and television while working with a specialist tutor

  • Be supported by a team of experienced lecturers who have researched and published in their specialist areas, and who bring those specialisms to their teaching sessions

  • Get involved in our dynamic research culture through your film and TV dissertation

  • Engage with our researchers and published industry experts, many of whom are well known internationally in the field


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