University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course explores the main ways in which social scientists analyse the role of the mass media in the social construction, representation and understanding of difference and social diversity and get a critical understanding of the social and media structures and journalistic practices that impact upon these processes. The course combines a portfolio of theory modules aimed to develop students knowledge and critical understanding of the processes of managing and making sense of cultural diversity, key issues in intercultural communication and of various aspects of the sociology of news with a number of practice'oriented modules intended to give them first hand experience in the practice of inclusive journalism.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree (2.1 or above) or relevant professional experience. Applications from candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed. Applicants must be able to write and speak fluent English. Candidates whose 1st language is not English require a IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.5 in the writing element. Applicants taking the TOEFL equivalent should have 600 overall in the paper'based test (PBT) and 92 in the TOEFL internet'based test (IBT ), including at least 20 in the writing element. Applicants may additionally be asked to write 500 words on a topic assigned by the University.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,250  Academic year. First year home fees