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
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
This MA degree is designed to give students both core practical and theoretical skills and understanding in the field of journalism and electronic communications – equipping you for work within the communications industries, or a related career. As well as gaining practical broadcast and journalistic skills, you will develop the ability to reflect critically on the nature and limitations of news coverage. The legal framework within which journalists work will be considered, along with ethical concerns for media professionals. You will practice interviewing, reporting, video and radio production and learn how to produce and structure news stories for broadcast and online dissemination. Videos produced by students can be seen on the project’s online TV platform – seame.tv, which was developed as part of an international EU media project (SeaMedia). Every year, students have the opportunity to join a number of visits, including political and media institutions locally, in London, and in Northern Europe, working with partner academic institutions in Belgium. The course has a close working relationship with BBC Voices, a community production unit based in Norwich, which gives many students an opportunity to work on video production with BBC producers. Practical aspects of the course are primarily taught by experienced broadcast and broadcast production journalists.
Contemporary journalism: practice and ethics
Psi dissertation by practice
Essential uk public affairs and law for journalists
Media and society
New media and society
You will be taught by members of the Glasgow Media Group, which has an international reputation for pioneering research methods in media and communications. The Glasgow Media Group comprises industry-trained programme-makers and the programme includes a practical element related to transferable skills for employability. The city of Glasgow is the centre of the media industry in Scotland and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and a range of major press titles including The Herald and The Daily Record. The Media Group has strong connections with local industry. Researchers from the Glasgow Media Group have presented their work globally, given expert evidence to Westminster select committees and appear regularly on the BBC and other news outlets. You can choose optional courses from areas such as economics, criminology, human rights, sociology, and politics whose research is at the forefront of debates about the role of the media in society.
Media, communications and journalism: Criticism and theory
Methods of social research
Practical news journalism
Researching audiences and the media
Challenges in international politics
China's international politics
Comparative European politics
Crime, media and popular culture
The European Union in international politics and development
The foreign policy of the United States
Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council Want to write for radio and television news? We'll show you how to find stories and turn them into sharp, engaging material. You'll shoot professional news pieces on HD TV cameras and use Apple Final Cut X to cut rushes together. We also teach you how to create audio and video for the web and how to use social media effectively. There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments. You're assessed on essays, exams and journalism – news stories, radio and TV news items and features, web pages and portfolios. On a three-day field trip to London, you'll visit national news organisations and meet senior editors, politicians and political journalists. Our guest lecturers come from the media, campaigning groups and research institutes. Broadcast editors run radio and television newsdays.
Law for Journalists
Ethics and Regulation
Power and Society
Advanced Broadcast Journalism
Broadcast dissertation/portfolio (MA students only; extends over summer period)
Censorship and the Media
Journalism, Politics and Public Debate
Journalism in Britain
News and Civil Society
Journalism and Democracy
Propaganda, Media and Conflict in a Changing World
Online Journalism Studies
Researching Social Media