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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.

This programme is currently undergoing major revisions that are to be implemented in September 2022. The revised programme provides students with the option of choosing between two pathways: a practical pathway, Professional Communication, and a research pathway, Global Media and China. The proposed revisions include ending the part-time programme. Please note that approval of the major changes is currently pending. For more information, please contact our Programme Director, Tabe Bergman

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.
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.
Tabe Bergman
Programme director

Modules

  • Core modules

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  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

I chose this university because of its links to the University of Liverpool. XJTLU has great facilities and easy access to textbooks and other resources.
Tri Mulyani
Student, MSc Media and Communication, Indonesia

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.