SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

MA International Journalisms


Fees 2018/19

UK/EU fees:
£9,225
Overseas fees:
£18,980

Fees for 2018/19 entrants. This is a Band 1 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

2018 Entry requirements

  • Minimum good second class honours degree (or equivalent)

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Overview

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

FROM 2017-18

Students must take 180 credits comprised of 120 taught credits (including core and option modules) and a 60 credit dissertation
Select the equivalent of FIVE Modules comprising full (1.0) and half (0.5) Modules including the dissertation

Understanding journalism is crucial in today’s mediated world. The spread of the Internet, social media and the advent of comparatively cheap communications technology holds out the promise of enabling a more diverse range of actors to shape journalism. The forms and practices involved in such journalism could also enable greater inclusivity, supporting a range of progressive aims such as advocacy, peace, development and greater intercultural understanding. At the same time, widespread cost-cutting in mainstream journalism and the speeded-up journalistic practices used to service multiple delivery platforms threaten to further entrench the norms and definitional advantages of the wealthy and powerful because of their greater ability to subsidise journalism through public relations material.

This course draws upon the unique positioning of SOAS in higher education in order to examine how such tensions affect contemporary journalistic representations of the Global South and how they relate to different cultural, political, technological and historical contexts. Therefore this course springs from a pluralistic critical perspective: seeking to analyse how others represent Southern countries and events and how Southern actors seek to represent themselves. This contrasts strongly with other Journalism MAs taught in the UK, which are usually constrained by the norms and priorities of British professional accreditation bodies.

THE ON-LINE MODULE SIGN-UP SYSTEM GUIDES STUDENTS THROUGH THE AVAILABLE MODULES.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL OPTIONAL MODULES ARE AVAILABLE EVERY YEAR.

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Structure

Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Dissertation in International Journalisms 15PMSC992 60 Full Year
Qualitative Research Methods 15PMSC033 15 Term 1
Theoretical Approaches to International Journalisms 15PMSC032 30 Full Year
At least two half-units from the range of options in the Centre for Media
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Topics in Global Digital Cultures 15PMSC034 15 Term 2
Studies in Global Digital Cultures 15PMSH029 15 Term 1
International Political Communication 15PMSH009 15 Term 2
Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communications 15PMSH003 15 Term 1
The Transnational News Environment: Production, Representation and Use 15PMSH006 15 Term 1
Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media:Networking, Connectivity, Identity 15PMSH004 15 Term 2
Theoretical Issues in Media and Cultural Studies 15PMSH005 15 Term 1
Studies in Global Media and Post-National Communication 15PMSH007 15 Term 1
Emerging Digital Cultures in Asia and Africa - Theory and Practice 15PMSH018
Up to two half units or one full unit from approved options from other departments of the school
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Anthropology of Development 15PANC090 30 Full Year
Culture and Society of East Africa 15PANH063 15 Term 1
Culture and Society of West Africa 15PANH068 15 Term 2
Cultural Understandings of Health 15PANC093 30 Full Year
Comparative politics of the Middle East 15PPOC026 30 Full Year
Government and politics in Africa 15PPOC205 30 Full Year
Politics of Globalisation and Development in Asia and Africa 15PPOC017 30 Full Year
Aid and Development 15PDSH027 15 Term 1
Civil society, social movements and the development process 15PDSH001 15 Term 1
Gender and Development 15PDSH010 15 Term 1
Global Commodity Chains, Production Networks and Informal Work 15PDSH024 15 Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
Music in Development 15PMUC034 15 Term 2
The Music Business (Masters) 15PMUH003 15 Term 2

 

This is the structure for 2017/18 applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Faculty.

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Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 1 tuition fee.

Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
£9,225 £18,980 £4,613 £9,490 £3,075 £6,327
Scholarships
Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-02-20 17:00

SOAS Master's Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2018-02-20 17:00

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship

Application Deadline: 2018-02-20 17:00

Tibawi Trust Award

Application Deadline: 2018-06-05 00:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

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