University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The University of Westminster's MA in Communication Policy is taught by a team of academics with international reputations; can be personalised through a wide range of modules; welcomes students from all backgrounds and countries; is internationally oriented ' draws on experience from around the world; is interdisciplinary draws on international relations, history, political economy, sociology, and technology; offers a unique opportunity for training in communications' regulatory mechanisms; offers a chance to benefit from the wider strengths of the University. The Communication and Media Research Institute has three times received the top five rating in the Government's research assessment exercise.

Course Modules

Core modules: approaches to media and communication research; dissertation; political analysis of communications policy; option modules: Chinese media; development and communications policy; global media; media, activism and censorship; media audiences; media business strategy; political economy of communication; policies for convergence; sociology of news; study skills (no credits); technology and communications policy; theories of communication.

Course Additional Entry

You should possess or be expecting at least an upper'second class Honours degree or equivalent, from a recognised university in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or possess relevant professional experience. As far as possible, telephone interviews are also conducted before offers of admission are made. In these, the interviewer looks for evidence of interest in and commitment to the study of communications policy, as well as analytical skills.

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
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £1,500  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £850  Credit module. First year home fees