MSc Media and Communication

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Overview

The MSc in Media and Communication offers you a wealth of knowledge and transferable skills for making an impact on the media world of today and tomorrow.

Media is at the heart of the majority of business operations today and to the uninitiated it presents a daunting, fast-changing picture. In this programme, we assist you in making sense of media phenomena, be they interactive, virtual reality-bound or associated with large legacy media complexes such as broadcasting or news gathering.

You will also receive guidance in applying your own value system along corporate social responsibility lines in order to steer through the many pitfalls today’s globalised mediascapes present. You will graduate equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a leader and change agent in a media world full of exciting opportunities.

Why should I study Media and Communication at XJTLU?

  • Learn from international staff with prominent scholarly publication records and extensive industry experience
  • Gain practical experience through internship opportunities in large national and international media companies and industry networking events
  • Create your own media content, such as the development and dissemination of short videos and video games
  • Study on a world-class campus with cutting-edge production facilities
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Media and Communication, you will have:

  • an advanced understanding of key issues, concepts and theories, as well as the relationship between theory and practice, in the field of media and communication
  • sound knowledge of media language and its iterations on different media platforms
  • strong research skills with the ability to apply them to media analysis for work purposes
  • an understanding of current methodology as it is embodied in media and communication practices
  • an appreciation of the current views on communicative practices, including the importance of global and local media manifestations.


We have access to so many resources and a wealth of knowledge from our professors who come from all over the world.

Krystal Soroka Student, MSc Media and Communication, The Bahamas

Modules

Careers

Graduates are well prepared for a career in ever-enlarging, international media environments that require multifaceted, disruptive and cutting-edge media skills and opinion leaders. Graduates can find employment in roles such as digital media entrepreneur, media company executive, digital change consultant, public relations executive, international media facilitator, and print or broadcast journalist.

Fees

Scholarships

XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2019 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2019 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

Note: Shanghai Ranking of The Best Chinese Universities is subject to annual update http://www.zuihaodaxue.com/zuihaodaxuepaiming2019

Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in communication, media, English with media or similar. No practical experience is required, but some relevant media practice/background would be an advantage.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum of 6.0 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 100 (minimum of 21 in any skill)

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5 – 1.0 of an overall IELTS band but meet the language requirements for the Pre-sessional English (PSE) courses (including minimum component scores or equivalents), you may be accepted onto the PSE course subject to Programme Director’s approval. Upon successful enrolment on the PSE course, you will be able to change your XJTLU Master’s offer letter to ‘Unconditional’ for English level.

If you are a conditional offer holder, you can also send an email to pgadmissions@xjtlu.edu.cn to apply to take the onsite Password English language test provided by XJTLU in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or its equivalent.

Please note that the Password Test is only available to students who have been issued a conditional offer to study at XJTLU. The University provides one Password Test opportunity for each conditional offer holder. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students who are admitted onto a Master’s programme by taking the Pre-sessional English (PSE) Course are required to complete English language modules listed on the Programme Specification on a pass/fail basis as part of their Additional Learning Activity plan during their studies at XJTLU.

This degree will provide you with the necessary roadmap for the 21st century local and global media world; a world in which you will not only be working with media, but immersed with in your daily life.

Holger Briel Programme Director

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time. If you need to provide any additional supporting documents after you submit the application online, please send the documents to pgadmissions@xjtlu.edu.cn(with your application ID, name, and applied programme name).

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.