This course prepares students for a wide range of professional science communication careers in print, broadcast and new media journalism, science policy, public relations, and exhibition and design work. It is both academic and practical, and fosters skills of intellectual analysis and independent investigation. Through both academic and practical courses we encourage you to develop your creative and imaginative abilities, and to produce ideas and undertake work that will communicate science, technology and medicine in fresh and more effective ways. The course develops skills in technical practice in several communication areas through a programme of practical options.
Science and its social contexts
Media representation of science
Creative group project
International science policy
Science and display
Sound, sign, meaning in radio
This MA prepares you for a career in the challenging world of publishing. Taught by experts and practitioners and with master classes from industry leaders, the programme of study includes all the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to become a successful publisher, including a period of professional placement. The programme equips students with both a practical insight into how this complex industry functions and a range of transferable skills. These include training in editorial, sales and marketing skills, publishing business plans and their successful delivery, contract negotiation and copyright management, production processes, digital contexts, innovation and enterpreneurship.
Applied Creativity and Content
Sales, Marketing and Promotion
Advanced Trade Publishing
Academic and Journals Publishing
New for 2018, our MA Communication and Cultural Policy programme explores the social, economic, political and historical context of communications and cultural policy. Through careful analysis of current research and theory, our MA Communication and Cultural Policy programme will enable you to develop knowledge of effective communication strategies and cultural polices in a changing global and national environment. You will explore the debates surrounding the implications of communications and cultural policies for democracy, equality, and the economy, and will gain exposure to various industry settings, to best prepare for employment in a range of professional environments.
Media and Creative Industries:Critical Prerpctives
Media and Creative Industries: Contexts and Practices
Researching Media Industries
Media Design and Production
Media and Creative Industries:Contexts and Practices
The MA in Global Media and Communication is designed to develop you intellectually as well as enhance your professional skills. You will explore the powerful, and often hidden, role of ideas, beliefs and values in media production and consumption but also the emerging social media ecology. By engaging with theory and research you will develop your understanding of the ways in which they can inform new kinds of professional practice and anticipate future developments.
Approaching the Global Media
Creativity, Communication and Technology
Audience Development and Digital Media Strategy
Brands and Meaning: Theory and Practice
Cultural Policy Outside Cultural Policy
Ideas, Politics and Policy
Managing Cultural Organisations
Marketing and Markets
Do you want to become an expert in communicating scientific concepts? Whether you’re preparing for a career in scientific writing, education or communication, this course is the one for you.
The course is designed to attract international students who wish to study journalism at masters level, perhaps for the first time, or graduates who have a professional background in journalism and wish to engage with new perspectives on their subject.
Journalism theory and research
Journalism practice and policy
Communication and Development
New Media Cultures
Radio Technologies, Industries and Cultures
Political Campaigns and Political Public Relations
Communication and Public Opinion
Media and Democratisation: Global Perspectives