International Development

MA MEDIA AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT (PART TIME)

Key details 

MA MEDIA AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT (PART TIME)

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll be assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, essays, exams and an optional dissertation. Further assessment methods will differ depending on the optional modules you choose. 

You’ll receive oral feedback on your arguments and ideas during seminars, which helps you to develop your skills in articulating an argument verbally. 

You’ll also be encouraged to prepare essay plans or outlines in advance of essay deadlines, and to discuss these with the relevant lecturer during their office hours or by email. You’ll typically receive oral and/or written feedback on an initial coursework assignment well in advance of your deadline for the main coursework assignment. 

Finally, the dissertation enables you to develop specific research skills such as using primary and secondary data, researching specific topics and questions, thinking critically, and linking theoretical concepts to practical issues. 

If you have additional needs due to disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia, please talk to our Student Support Services about how we can help. 

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Assessment for Year 2

You’ll be assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, essays, exams and an optional dissertation. Further assessment methods will differ depending on the optional modules you choose. 

You’ll receive oral feedback on your arguments and ideas during seminars, which helps you to develop your skills in articulating an argument verbally. 

You’ll also be encouraged to prepare essay plans or outlines in advance of essay deadlines, and to discuss these with the relevant lecturer during their office hours or by email. You’ll typically receive oral and/or written feedback on an initial coursework assignment well in advance of your deadline for the main coursework assignment. 

Finally, the dissertation enables you to develop specific research skills such as using primary and secondary data, researching specific topics and questions, thinking critically, and linking theoretical concepts to practical issues. 

If you have additional needs due to disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia, please talk to our Student Support Services about how we can help. 

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This is the first year of your taught masters programme. Students must select 180 credits in total across years 1 and 2, with a minimum of 160 credits from DEV modules. Up to 20 credits can be selected from modules from other schools, included in the option ranges below.

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll be assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, essays, exams and an optional dissertation. Further assessment methods will differ depending on the optional modules you choose. 

You’ll receive oral feedback on your arguments and ideas during seminars, which helps you to develop your skills in articulating an argument verbally. 

You’ll also be encouraged to prepare essay plans or outlines in advance of essay deadlines, and to discuss these with the relevant lecturer during their office hours or by email. You’ll typically receive oral and/or written feedback on an initial coursework assignment well in advance of your deadline for the main coursework assignment. 

Finally, the dissertation enables you to develop specific research skills such as using primary and secondary data, researching specific topics and questions, thinking critically, and linking theoretical concepts to practical issues. 

If you have additional needs due to disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia, please talk to our Student Support Services about how we can help. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

This is the second year of your taught masters programme. Students must select 180 credits in total across years 1 and 2, with a minimum of 160 credits from DEV modules. Up to 20 credits can be selected from modules from other schools, included in the option ranges below.

Assessment for Year 2

You’ll be assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, essays, exams and an optional dissertation. Further assessment methods will differ depending on the optional modules you choose. 

You’ll receive oral feedback on your arguments and ideas during seminars, which helps you to develop your skills in articulating an argument verbally. 

You’ll also be encouraged to prepare essay plans or outlines in advance of essay deadlines, and to discuss these with the relevant lecturer during their office hours or by email. You’ll typically receive oral and/or written feedback on an initial coursework assignment well in advance of your deadline for the main coursework assignment. 

Finally, the dissertation enables you to develop specific research skills such as using primary and secondary data, researching specific topics and questions, thinking critically, and linking theoretical concepts to practical issues. 

If you have additional needs due to disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia, please talk to our Student Support Services about how we can help. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

UK 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Social Sciences, preferably media or development

Additional entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

Relevant work experience is desirable.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for this course, you may be able to study one of the International Graduate Diploma programmes offered by our partner INTO UEA. These programmes guarantee progression to selected masters degrees if students achieve the appropriate grade. For more details please click here:

International Graduate Diploma in International Development

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in only two components with 6.0 in the others)

  • PTE (Pearson): 64 (minimum 59 in only two components with 64 in the others)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the English requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA run pre-sessional English courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Course Reference Number: 7325182

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are: 

  • UK Students: £9,650 (full time) 

  • International Students: £19,800 (full time) 

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 7325182

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 7325182
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
2
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