Università telematica internazionale UNINETTUNO

MA IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

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UNINETTUNO's - Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Marco De Marco (Organizzazione Aziendale, Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO)
  • Prof. Francesca Maschio (Institutions of Private Law - International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
  • Prof. Alberto Romolini (Business Administration - International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
  • Prof. Illa Sabbatelli (Business Law - International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
  • Dr. Flavia Schiavetti (Labour Law - International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
  • Dr. Manuela Rinaldi ((Labour Law - International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)

Description of the course

 
This programme structure aims to meet the demand of the growing recognition for enhanced and in-depth knowledge, and practical skills, that are essential for media practitioners around the world. In contemporary societies, there is a pressing need for media and communications practitioners to understand how the media system works and how communication policies are shaped.

This course will provide an introduction to contemporary developments in the various media industries and cultures, and how these are shaped and affected by globalisation. It will explore transformations in existing media, as well as developments in new/online media. It will emphasise on new information and communication technologies, and examine the changing political economy of the media, questioning collective culture and identity in the new global context.

Furthermore, it will examine research methodologies for media and communications, placing particular emphasis on the analysis of media discourses, and media audiences. It will also provide an insight into how the media and communication fields are influenced by the notions of ethnicity, nationalism, gender and identity.
 
 
Communication, Culture and Society pathway will also provide particular insights into the fields of political communication and communications policy, and it facilitate an understanding of the sociological and psychological analysis of the media. Finally, it will examine the relationship between media, culture, society and the individual.

Aims

 
There are two different pathways:
 
Communication, Culture and Society
 

This programme structure aims to meet the demand of the growing recognition for enhanced and in-depth knowledge, and practical skills, that are essential for media practitioners around the world. In contemporary societies, there is a pressing need for media and communications practitioners to understand how the media system works and how communication policies are shaped.

 This course will provide an introduction to contemporary developments in the various media industries and cultures, and how these are shaped and affected by globalisation. It will explore transformations in existing media, as well as developments in new/online media. It will emphasise on new information and communication technologies, and examine the changing political economy of the media, questioning collective culture and identity in the new global context.

Furthermore, it will examine research methodologies for media and communications, placing particular emphasis on the analysis of media discourses, and media audiences. It will also provide an insight into how the media and communication fields are influenced by the notions of ethnicity, nationalism, gender and identity.

It will also provide particular insights into the fields of political communication and communications policy, and it facilitate an understanding of the sociological and psychological analysis of the media. Finally, it will examine the relationship between media, culture, society and the individual.

The overall purpose of the programme is to educate those who would like to work in the Media and Communications industries, across the UK, and beyond. The MA in Media and Communications / MA in Communication, Culture and Society aims at enabling students to:


  • Gain systematic and in depth knowledge of issues related to media and communications;
  • Understand key developments in the media and communications industries, associated with the logic of globalisation;
  • Explore the complex nature of the globalisation process, focusing on the emergence of both supra-national and sub-national developments;
  • Examine the relationship between new contexts of production and questions of collective culture and identity;
  • Research media in a succinct and thorough way;
  • Examine the relationship between media and political communication, sociology, psychology, ethnicity/nationalism, gender, and identity;
  • Identify key research agendas in the study of media, communication, globalisation, media audiences, nationalism, gender, and identity.
  • Examine how Communications Policies are produced and implemented, with particular emphasis on the issues and debates around them;
  • Identify how the Communications industry is influenced by issues related to Sociology and Psychology;
  • Explore how culture and society affect the individual.

The curriculum is business-facing with a strong outlook for a career in Media and Communications industries, organisations related to Arts and Culture, research positions, and in Higher/Further education.
More specifically, the dissertation will enable students to prepare for an academic career, such as progressing towards research degrees [PhD, PGCE, PGCHE].

Career options:

  • Media
  • Communications
  • Organisations [related to Arts and Culture]
  • Research
  • Higher/Further Education

Further study:

  • PhD
  • PGCE
  • PGCHE
Global Media
 

This programme aims to equip students for high level careers in the Media and Communications industries. The emphasis is on analytical and academic content, with sufficient practical and vocational application for students to appreciate the relevance of the course material. Students will acquire a sound knowledge of the theoretical foundations that underpin media, as these are applied in the media and communications industries. Practitioners from the industry and academics contribute to the courses, helping to provide a vital link between theory and practice. So the course is ideal for students aiming to pursue career in media, or an academic career in Media and Communications and is an excellent base for any management position where media and communications are part of the role.

The programme aims to develop intellectual, social and practical skills in media and communications. It promotes a strong academic and vocational background. It enhances ability to analyse, interpret and understand issues related to the media and communications industry, on a transnational/global level.

The programme facilitates progressive learning towards the frontiers of knowledge in Media and Communications. On completion of the programme students are expected to have acquired a deep understanding of the media and communications theory and practice, particularly, how media/communications organisations take decisions about the optimal media and communications.

The demand for this programme is justified by the increased interest in the media industries in the UK. In 2009 it was estimated that individuals viewed a mean of 3.75 hours of television per day and listened to 2.81 hours of radio. The main BBC public service broadcasting channels accounted for and estimated 28.4% of all television viewing; the three main independent channels accounted for 29.5% and the increasingly important other satellite and digital channels for the remaining 42.1%.  Sales of newspapers have fallen since the 1970s and in 2009, 42% of people reported reading a daily national newspaper. In 2010, 82.5% of the United Kingdom population were Internet users, the highest proportion amongst the 20 countries with the largest total number of users in that year. There are predictions that the UK Entertainment & Media (E&M) sector will grow by 3.1% (CAGR) from 2012 – 2016 to a value of £63 billion [source: PWC].

The programme equips students with both theoretical and practical knowledge and the skills necessary to develop and manage a media environment strategically and successfully. 

 The programme is intended for those students who either hold a degree or have appropriate professional experience thus providing international and domestic specialists with the opportunity to obtain necessary qualifications and further theoretical knowledge to allow them to progress in their careers or start their own business. 

The programme consists of 180 credits, 120 credits of which are taught modules and 60 credits of the dissertation. The programme combines academic rigour and practical relevance. There is a careful balance of teaching and learning, individual and group work.  Case studies, role-plays and classroom discussions are used to reinforce problem-solving, analytical, decision-making and conceptual skills of students in real life situations. Guest speakers are regularly invited to articulate business and organisational current approaches, views and ideas on particular issues. 

The overall purpose of the programme is to educate those who would like to work in the Media and Communications industries, across the UK, and beyond.

The MA in Media and Communications / MA in Global Media aims at enabling students to:

  • Gain systematic and in depth knowledge of issues related to media and communications;
  • Understand key developments in the media and communications industries, associated with the logic of globalisation;
  • Explore the complex nature of the globalisation process, focusing on the emergence of both supra-national and sub-national developments;
  • Examine the relationship between new contexts of production and questions of collective culture and identity;
  • Research media in a succinct and thorough way;
  • Examine the relationship between media and political communication, sociology, psychology, ethnicity/nationalism, gender, and identity;
  • Identify key research agendas in the study of media, communication, globalisation, media audiences, nationalism, gender, and identity.

The curriculum is business-facing with a strong outlook for a career in Media and Communications industries, organisations related to Arts and Culture, research positions, and in Higher/Further education. More specifically, the dissertation will enable students to prepare for an academic career, such as progressing towards research degrees [PhD, PGCE, PGCHE].

Career options:

  • Media
  • Communications
  • Organisations [related to Arts and Culture]
  • Research
  • Higher/Further Education

Further study:

  • PhD
  • PGCE
  • PGCHE
 

Learning and Teaching Strategy

The learning and teaching strategy is underpinned by current research as well as the requirements of professional practice and reflects the learning outcomes of the programme. The learning and teaching strategy relates to, and is tested by the assessment requirements.  It provides the students with a learning environment that will incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods such as:

  • dissemination of information and facilitation of learning via lectures, seminars and internet,
  • debate and discussion in seminars / plenary sessions/ on-line discussion boards,
  • analysis and synthesis of case studies to expose students to the complexities and intricacies of business related problems,
  • directed reading through the use of texts / articles / hand-outs,
  • individual and / or group presentations
  • development of a research proposal culminating in the completion of a project.

Emphasis is placed on participative and interactive activities designed to encourage original, creative and reflective thought from each student as well as an emphasis on the students’ responsibility for their learning. This creates the need to divide the study sessions into two main categories to match the learning and teaching strategy.

 

Admissions requirements

 

Proof of English 

IELTS 5.5; or
University or High School Education in English; or
Internal Test or skype interview for professional using English as main language 
 

Qualifications 

Bachelors degree 2.2  or mimum 2 years managerial work experience in an English-speaking environment / company
 
 
 

 

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