International Communications and Development

City University London
Em Islington (Reino Unido)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (Reino Unido)
  • Quando:
    Setembro 2017

Overview City University London is ranked 5th in the UK and 38th in the world for Communications & Media Studies (QS World University Rankings 2016).OverviewCommunication is integral to development programmes. At a time when ideas about freedom of expression, democracy, human rights and access to natural and material resources guide development projects across the world, the question about the role of media and communications for social change becomes ever more pertinent.The International Communications and Development MA provides an interdisciplinary framework to understand and critically assess the role of communications for and in development projects.Development is taken as a contested concept that translates into courses for advocating democratic forms of participation, policy initiatives and training activities in media and communications sectors in different geographical regions.Dr Carolina Matos, Lecturer in Media and Communications, talks about the advantages of studying this course at City

Frequently asked questionsCity University London is now ranked first in the UK as Best Graduate University for Media and Communications Professionals according to LinkedIn rankings.LinkedIn ranked universities based on how successful recent graduates have been at landing desirable media jobs.Find out more about City's graduate success. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology Course Fees: Full-time EU: £9,500 Part-time EU: £4,750 per year Full-time Non EU: £14,000 More...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Human Rights
Full Time
Communication Training
IT Development


Course Content

The course focuses on the relationship between communication, development and democracy.

Through the range of options available you will also gain a general knowledge of:

  • media and communication studies within the context of globalisation
  • the work of international organisations and nongovernmental organisations in development communication
  • political communication
  • media representation
  • media audiences
  • communications policy
  • and trans-national media systems.

The course will appeal to students with a general interest in communication studies and cross-disciplinary interests in development studies, sociology and politics.

Course Structure

You will take three 30-credit core modules and either two 15-credit modules or one 30-credit module from the range of electives listed below. Should you wish to undertake elective modules not on the list which are offered within the School of Arts & Social Sciences, you should contact your Programme Director who may be able to arrange this for you. You will also complete a dissertation.

Core modules:

  • Democratisation and Networked Communication
  • Research Workshop
  • Communication, Culture and Development
  • Dissertation.

Elective modules:

  • Developments in Communication Policy
  • Transnational Media and Communication
  • Crime News and Media Justice
  • Analysing Crime
  • Researching Criminal Justice
  • Victims: Policy and Politics
  • Criminal Minds
  • Celebrity
  • Political Communication
  • Political Islam in Global Politics
  • Global Political Economy - Contemporary Approaches
  • Human Rights and the Transformation of World Politics
  • Evaluation Politics and Advocacy
  • Development and World Politics.

NB. Elective modules choices are subject to availability.

Read the full programme specification.

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Teaching and Assessment


We will teach you through a combination of lectures, classes and seminars, taking place in the first and second academic periods (September-April).


The majority of postgraduate sociology modules are assessed by 100% coursework. However, some modules outside of the department may have different assessment methods so please check carefully. You are required to obtain a minimum pass mark of 50% in all assessment...