Media and Communications

Understand how media and communications shapes our social, cultural and political discourse – and how you can make a material impact on the world through effective strategic communication

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) Media and Communications


Degree Duration

1 year :

Full time


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

The new MA Media & Communications course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in communications, public relations and social marketing.

Throughout the year, you will combine creative and professional skills with critical engagement of social issues such as regional development, social inclusion, economic policy and sustainability, meaning that you will be prepared top work with organisations that have a strategic, communicative, social and political focus.

Having both an academic and practical focus, many of your sessions will be seminars and workshops, alongside a handful of lectures so you are able to engage with some of the academic and intellectual foundations of media theory, the public sphere and communications practices such as framing and reframing.

You will develop your digital and professional skills while gaining the critical skills to analyse communications and messaging across different sectors and channels. This means that you will be equipped with a strong awareness of media language and impactful storytelling, while being able to tailor your content and communications to wide range of different audiences.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

There is significant growth in employment opportunities within the new and emerging media and communications roles for graduates with strong digital communications and production skills

Roehampton careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate.

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualifications (PGCert/PGDip) or complete the full MSc