New Media and Society @ University of Leicester

Posted on 14 March 2011 by BMMBoxer

Course Branch: Media and Communication

Course Name: New Media and Society (MA/Postgraduate Diploma)

Location City, Country
: Leicester, UK

College: Centre for Mass Communication and Research (CMCR)

University of Leicester

University Description: Leicester is a leading university, ranked 12th by the Guardian University Guide and 15th and top in the region by the Times Good University Guide. The programmes are firmly rooted in a strong research culture. There are opportunities to participate in specialist courses and multi-disciplinary research.

Course Description: Full Time – The MA New Media and Society degree is a one-year full time taught course providing students with a comprehensive grounding in the theories, approaches and research necessary for studying, analyzing, and understanding new media and information structures and processes in both national and global contexts. The focus of the course is on new media technologies and their impact and influences on society, culture, politics and economics. The course aims to introduce and critically examine the advent of the information society in all its dimensions.

Distance Learning – In addition to a thorough grounding in the origins, theoretical development and research methods used in the study of media and communication research this programme offers access to academic knowledge about the history, growth and development of the Internet and other related wired and wireless technologies, the different applications to which new communications technologies have been put, and their social and psychological impact upon users and societies.

Duration In Years (In Months): 1 year (12 mths) Full Time
2 years (24 mths) by Distance Learning

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should normally have at least a good second class honours degree in any discipline, though a Social Science degree would be particularly relevant, from an institution recognised by the University. Applicants who do not have a first degree, but who can demonstrate other relevant qualifications and/or experience may also be considered.

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