MA Media & Communication (2023)

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

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  • Key Concepts & Methods: Users and Producers:This unit explores the key concepts and methods associated with analysing and understanding audiences and producers following a project-based learning approach. It introduces the academic study of media and communication, focusing on concepts and methods used to research users and producers.
  • Key Concepts & Methods: Texts and Artefacts:This unit explores the key concepts and methods associated with analysing and understanding texts/artefacts following a project-based learning approach. It provides an introduction to the academic study of media and communication, particularly emphasising the role of media and communication research and its relationship with society and culture.
  • Communicating Ideas in the Digital Age: This unit explores the ways in which research, and ideas more generally, can be expressed and communicated via alternatives to the book, the article and the lecture. It examines, for example, the communicative power of video, audio, performance, social media, and games in order to consider how knowledge is mediated in different forms. Students will develop skills as producers, curators and experts as they devise methods and artefacts which translate complex research ideas into forms which are comprehensible by particular audiences.
  • Media Diversity & Cross-cultural Communication:This unit aims to support students in developing the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate cross-cultural contexts and to reflect on key themes in the area of media and diversity. The unit will analyse how social and cultural diversity is constructed, represented and understood by the media.
  • Major Project: The Major Project is the programme’s capstone unit comprising of a dissertation and exhibition. The dissertation aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their critical, analytical and research skills by undertaking a significant piece of academic work as the culmination of their programme. The aim of the exhibition is to provide students with the experience of translating their academic work into a media artefact and practice-based presentation, synthesising and furthering their skills in communicating ideas, translating research into media artefacts and targeting audiences.

Choose oneof the following option units each semester:

  • Contemporary Perspectives in Media and Communication:This unit focuses on contemporary perspectives in the field, exploring cutting-edge topics, new methods of research, and emergent areas of scholarship.To develop a critical understanding of how academic fields, and associated professional practice develops, the unit examines the role that perspective plays in debates around innovation, industry dynamics, media environments, policies and practices.
  • Media & Global Challenges:This unit explores the function and role of the media in the context of shared global challenges, and specifically those defined by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda. It will also examine the role of media and journalism to empower communities to respond to and reduce the risks posed by the challenges defined in the SDGs
  • New Media Innovation: In this unit you’ll engage with key issues and debates facing a networked media landscape, where audiences as passive consumers make way for collaborative reporting and crowdsourcing. Ways new media can complement and improve existing journalistic processes will be at the forefront, including data journalism, increased transparency and accountability, mobile news applications and augmented reality. You'll gain an understanding of how to undertake developing online civic media projects for journalistic purposes.
  • Brands & Branding: This unit aims to consolidate your understanding of why a brand is a strategic asset for an organisation; how the asset is realised, protected and valued not as a cost but as a source of revenue/ value. You will also be encouraged to critically reflect upon the role and impact of brands and branding in today’s contemporary society and appreciate how branding and brand communications need to evolve in the world of 24/7/always on connected audiences. You will also be exposed to new and emerging forms of brand communication such as branded content, branded entertainment and transmedia storytelling.
  • Consumer Insights: Through applied work, you will gain a critical appreciation of the role of theory in generating commercially consumer viable insights and in marketing communications practice. Throughout, the importance of understanding consumer culture and behaviour for the effective development and implementation of marketing communications is explored and analysed.

Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may only be available on a semester by semester basis. They may also change from year to year.

You have the option to undertake a 30-week placement during the course, providing an opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge and skills in the workplace. You are required to find your own placement; however, our Careers & Employability Service and your faculty placements office are on hand to support you.

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Your application

On MA Media & Communication, we're looking for applicants who:

  • Are passionate about challenging the boundaries of media and communication studies
  • Seek to uncover reasons for and provide solutions to real-world problems outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals from a media and communication perspective
  • Don't shy away from being creative and ambitious in generating and executing ideas
  • Are capable of applying knowledge to practice in a range of media-related industries

There is no application deadline for this course. However, if you will need a visa to come to the UK to study, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your visa application to be processed and make sure your visa will be ready in time for the beginning of your course.

December and January is one of our busiest application periods and therefore it may take us a little longer to process incoming applications. For courses with a January start date, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Click the green ‘Apply now’ button to submit your application free of charge online through myHub, our application portal. You will create your own myHub account so that you can track the progress of your application. Don’t forget to save your application as you go; you can return to it at as many times as you want before you submit it.For more information visit our How to apply section.

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to engage in a 30 week optional placement during this degree. The placement provides you with the experience of how an organisation operates, as well as an opportunity to enhance your personal development and future employability. This means you can begin to put theory into practice.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

  • Communication Officer
  • Marketing and Communications Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Copywriter

We will provide a great deal of help and support to ensure you achieve a rewarding and satisfying placement as we are dedicated to giving you the best possible start in your future career.

Media & Communication students benefit from strong links between BU and leading companies in corporate communications, journalism, animation and media production.

Examples of some of the roles our placement students have previously completed include:

  • Online Sales Executive at Viet Guys (Vietnam)
  • Assistant Producer at TalkSport Ltd.
  • Social Media Manager at Guanghua Media UK Ltd.
  • Research Assistant at Bournemouth University.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2, or equivalent

If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact theFuture Students Enquiry teamfor more information.

You can find details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on ourentry requirements for non-UK students' page.

Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry:

  • India: Bachelor’s degree (4 years) from a recognised HE institution with a minimum overall result of 55%
  • Nigeria: Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution with a minimum classification of 2:2
  • Thailand: Thai Bachelor's (Honours) degree from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • Turkey: Bachelor’s degree (Lisans Diplomasi - four years) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.3/4.0
  • Vietnam: Bachelor's degree/Bang tot nghiep dai hoc with an average score of 6.5/10, or a Master’s degree/Thac si.

All applications will be subject to a minimum grade and your degree may need to be in a relevant subject area.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0in each componentorequivalent.

Viewfurther information about our English language requirements.

Bournemouth University International College offers a number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes to prepare international students for postgraduate study at BU. Admission to the degree is guaranteed on successful completion of your course to the required level.

Careers

This course will provide you with advanced-level skills of critical understanding and analysis. You’ll develop the capability to engage with research and communicate the findings of your research using text, video and audio methods. This course will empower you to enhance the impact of your research outcomes, but will also provide you with skills which will be of value within the context of your future employment.

Career opportunities for graduates of this course can be in a number of industries from news media to marketing and government communication, along with education, research and management and business organisations.

As a Media & Communication graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as*:

  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • Management

*All information shown has been taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) or BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduatefees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan(subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

What’s included in your tuition fee?

Your tuition fee covers expenses associated with your course including tuition materials, access to facilities, mandatory field trips and the following:

  • Materials for laboratory and mandatory field-based teaching activity.
  • Support for finding placements (UK or abroad) and fieldwork, and non-financial support whilst on placement if this is part of your course of study.
  • A range of student services – advisors, help desks, counsellors, placement support and careers service.
  • The Library – access to a wide range of electronic resources (databases, e-journals and e-books), print and multimedia collections, subject librarians and study spaces.
  • Access to Brightspace, our virtual learning environment, which offers a responsive and personalised learning experience with powerful learning analytics capabilities, integrated social media and advanced video features.
  • IT labs (some open 24/7), wireless network, AV equipment to borrow.
  • Disability and additional learning support, according to individual circumstances.
  • The BU Language Centre to help you develop/improve foreign or English language skills.
  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year security team.

Additional costs

We are committed to offering you value for money and ensuring there are no hidden costs while you are studying with us, therefore we have listed below any additional costs you may incur that are not covered by your tuition fee:

  • Laptops, tablets and mobile devicesand any software used on personal devices. Access to a personal computer is strongly recommended for your study. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, visit our website for information regarding hardship funds.
  • ​Textbooks, general stationery and other supplies. Our award-winning library is stocked with a large range of textbooks and online resources, free of charge. The Students’ Union shops stock a wide range of stationery supplies on both campuses.
  • Accommodation and living costs. Please visit our website for more information.
  • ​Travel costs for optional field trips, outdoor wear and footwear for mandatory and optional field trips (if applicable).
  • Travel costs to and from the University campus. An annual bus pass can be purchased alongside your rent if you are living in halls of residence/Unilet accommodation or may be purchased separately.
  • ​Travel costs to and from your placement (both in the UK and overseas) if this is part of your course of study. Placement year funding information can be found on our website.
  • Clothing or equipment costs required for your placement if this is part of your course of study.
  • SportBU membership.

While all aspects of the programme, including required field trips, are included in the fee, additional, optional or extra curricula activities may be available for which a student contribution is required.

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If you need to repeat one or more units during the course of your studies (with or without attendance) the pricing will be pro-rata of the full time fee.

International (not Rep. of Ireland) students need to pay a non-refundable £3,000 deposit to secure their place on a postgraduate course. You will need to pay your deposit by the date stated in your offer letter. The remainder of your fee will be payable on registration/enrolment. There are two exceptions to the non-refundable rule on the deposit:

  • You fail to meet the academic or English requirements of your offer
  • You are refused a visa to enter the UK, provided the reason for the refusal is not a fraudulent application.

We offer a range ofscholarshipsto students who are beginning their studies at BU. Our fees and funding pages also providedetails on living costs, budgeting and paying your tuition fees.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice whichis integratedinto the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Xin is a Lecturer (Academic) in Communication and Journalism at the Faculty of Media and Communication. Xin isthe Programme Leader of MA Media and Communication. Research lies in the intersections of media, international communication, and political communication,particularly interested in topics such as media representation of the notion of national responsibility, media and environmental justice, digital citizenship, and journalism in China’s mediated international communication. Xin haspublished in journals including Journalism, Asian Journal of Communication, and Media and Communication. Before joining Bournemouth University, Xintaught at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College as an Assistant Professor in Public Relations and Advertising and at Swansea University as a Tutor in Media and Communications. Before joining academia, Xinworked as an intern journalist in several Chinese news institutions, including Xinhua News Agency, China Science Daily, and China Youth Daily.

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Anna is an Associate Professorin Digital Storytelling. Before joining the department of Journalism, English and Communication, Annawas a Lecturer in Media and Politics at BU from 2013-2015. Prior to this, shetaught at Richmond, the American University in London and held fellow positions at the Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Institute for Historical Research at the University of London. Annagraduated from McGill University in 2008 with a PhD in Communication Studies. Anna'sdoctoral research is on communication and creativity at women's peace camps was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada and the Beaverbrook Fund at McGill.

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Since 2001, Janice hasbeen researching and publishing in the areas of digital virtual consumption and consumer/marketing research. Janicereceived aPhD in Management from the University of Exeter. Anna hasaward-winning work which hasbeen published in journals, including European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Consumer Culture, Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Consumer Culture, Consumption, Markets & Culture and the Journal of Consumer Behaviour. Papers on digital virtual consumption and consumer power have topped most cited league tables. In 2011, Consumption, Markets & Culture awarded Janice's paper on Digital Virtual Consumptiona Best Paper prize.

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Dr. Antje Glück is a Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University. She teaches on the BA(Hons) and MA courses for Journalism and Digital Media. She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds and a double MA in Journalism and Arabic Studies from the University of Leipzig in Germany. Her studies led her to spend time abroad in Egypt, Spain and France. Parallel, she was working as a freelance journalist since 1998 for various print, radio and television media in Germany, France, Egypt and India.

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Jamie Matthews is Principal Academic in Communication and Media. His research interests include international communication, journalism studies, with a particular interest in disaster journalism, media framing of crises and conflict and its intersection with public opinion dynamics. Some of his recent work on media and disaster communication, terrorism and the role of media in democratic transition has been published in journals including International Communication Gazette, Asian Journal of Communication and Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Jamie’s research is international in its scope and he has recently completed a funded research project in Japan on the contribution of local media to disaster response and recovery following the 3/11 disaster. He is currently co-editing a book for Palgrave Macmillan on Media and Disaster Communities and leading a knowledge exchange project with partner institutions in Japan that evaluates how community and citizen-orientated media may support communities that are at risk to prepare for disaster.

View Jamie Matthew's staff profile

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Tauheed'sresearch interests are currently orientated around three main areas: (1) corporate brand communications (2) online brand communities (3) responsible consumption practices. My PhD dissertation explored corporate (charity) brand relationships within a non-profit context. As a ‘fused’ academic, Tauheedalso assists various types of organisations in solving brand-related issues through the understanding and application of relevant theoretical concepts and frameworks.

Prior to joining academia, Tauheed worked for two years within the United Nations where hecontributed to raising the online communications profile of the UNDP Country Office (Mauritius). Healso spent several years within the advertising/public relations industry holding various positions such as Client Service Executive, Strategic Planner, and Head of Advertising & Creative Services.

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Mark joined the university in 2007 after teaching in Further Education, and with some professional experience in TV news and script editing. His PhD – What’s in a Word? The Discursive Construction of Creativity (2010) – argued for a critical intervention in the use of the term ‘creativity’, particularly in education policy. He has presented this work at conferences in the UK, Europe and the USA and written about in the journals Networks and MERJ.

Mark also has interests in scriptwriting and censorship and has written two works for the BFI: Teaching Scriptwriting, Screenplays and Storyboards for Film and TV Production (2003) and Teaching Film Censorship and Controversy (2007). His recent edited collection, Teaching and Learning On Screen: Mediated Pedagogies (2016) explores the significance of representations of teachers and teaching in films and TV programmes, and includes chapters from the USA, South America, Australia and Europe.

View Dr Mark Readman's staff profile

Dr Nael Jebril is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and former programme leader of the cross-faculty MA in Media and Communication. Prior to joining Bournemouth University, he was an academic fellow in media and democracy at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University, where he taught Media, Public Opinion and Politics.

View Dr Nael's staff profile

Courses changes

DateChanges to this course
31/07/2020

Where the change was made: Course details
Change:New core units: Key Concepts & Methods: Users and Producers; Key Concepts & Methods: Texts and Artefacts; Communicating Ideas in the Digital Age; Media Diversity & Cross-cultural Communication. New option units:Contemporary Perspectives in Media and Communication; Brands & Branding; Consumer Insights

Previous text:Core units removed: Communication Theory; Research Methods in Media & Communication; Communicating Ideas; Media in Transition; Exhibition.Option units removed: Cross-Platform: Theory & Practice; Brands & Brand Communication; Intercultural Communication; Youth Culture & Media; Music, Media & Communication

31/07/2020

Where the change was made: Key information
Change: 1 year full-time or 2 years full-time with optional 30-week placement (September start), 16 months full-time or 2 years full-time with optional 30-week placement (January start)

Previous text: 1 year full-time or 18 months full-time with optional 30-week placement (September start), 16 months full-time or 2 years full-time with optional 30-week placement (January start)

DateChanges to this course
19/06/2019

Where the change was made: Key Information and Entry requirements
Change:Required subject removed for September 2020 entry

DateChanges to this course
14/09/2017

Where the change was made: Key Information
Change:Required subjects added for 2018 onwards: Mass Communication, Media, Communication, Business Studies or Social Sciences
Previous text:No required subjects

30/01/2017

Where the change was made:Course details content
Change:Removal of option units
Previous text:

  • Media, Social Cohesion & Extremisms
  • Exploring Word of-Mouth Communication
  • Cross-Platform Media: Theory & Practice
  • Media, Power & Conflict
  • Critical Perspectives in Media Communication
  • Applied Creativity
  • Women, Gender & Media
  • Brand & Brand Communication
  • Media & Fictional Violence
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Digital Media Literacles
  • Media History
  • Media & Crisis
  • Media Economics
  • Youth Culture & Media
  • Alternative Media
  • Media Power & Conflict
  • Media, Journalism & the Environment
  • Music, Media & Communication
  • New Media Innovation

Statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats and BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.

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FAQs

What is MA media and communication? ›

MA in Media and Communication

The two-year postgraduate degree program exposes students to theoretical, aesthetic, critical and technological processes involved in various stages of media production.

What can I do with a masters in communication and media studies? ›

Potential Jobs for Master's in Communication Graduates
  • Marketing Consultant.
  • Marketing Account Executive.
  • Market Research Analyst.
  • Public Relations Manager.
  • Internal Communications Manager.
  • Sales Account Executive.
  • Learning and Development Analyst.
  • Human Resources Manager.
9 Oct 2022

Is media and communications a good degree? ›

Yes, a communication degree is worth it for many students. Media and communication jobs are projected to grow at a rate of 4% in the next 10 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Common careers in this field include film and video editors, announcers, public relations, news reporters, and authors.

Is mass media and communication a good course? ›

Scope of Mass Communication in India and Abroad

Mass communication has a great scope and is a great way for students to start their careers. Mass communication opens up multiple avenues for a student as it allows students to take up very diverse jobs.

Is mass media a good career? ›

Yes, mass communication is a good career option which gives you a various career option like Radio, PR, Journalism, Film making and many more. Let's understand what is communication in the context of mass communication? Communication can be a major part of everyone's life.

What is the highest paying job in media? ›

High Paying Media Jobs
  • Media Developer. Salary range: $41,000-$114,500 per year. ...
  • Director Paid Media. Salary range: $70,000-$114,000 per year. ...
  • Media Director. Salary range: $51,500-$110,000 per year. ...
  • Associate Media Director. ...
  • Interactive Producer. ...
  • Media Consultant. ...
  • Media Manager. ...
  • Media Analyst.

Is an MA in communication worth it? ›

A master's degree in communication is an excellent way to improve your opportunities for career advancement and high earning potential in an array of highly competitive fields.

What job can you get in media and communication? ›

The Best Media and Communication Careers
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers. Median Salary $141,490. ...
  • Art Directors. Median Salary $97,270. ...
  • Technical Writers. Median Salary $74,650. ...
  • Writers and Authors. ...
  • Editors. ...
  • Public Relations Specialists. ...
  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators. ...
  • Graphic Designers.
13 Oct 2022

What is the highest paid job in mass communication? ›

Best Jobs For Communications Majors by Salary Potential
RankJob TitleMid-Career Pay
Rank:1Communications DirectorMid-Career Pay:$88,400
2Brand StrategistMid-Career Pay:$80,100
3Public Relations (PR) ManagerMid-Career Pay:$77,900
4Media SupervisorMid-Career Pay:$77,800
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Is communications a high paying degree? ›

How much do communication majors make? Communication majors can make anywhere from about $36,638 to $176,126 a year depending on the career path they choose. Since communications is a broad discipline, graduates are prepared for an array of careers in the media, marketing, sales, business, or government.

Is mass communication a high paying career? ›

Popular mass communication career paths include Advertising, Public Relations, Photography, and Film and television. The average salary offered for the mass communication career is INR 4.02 lakh per annum.

What is the scope of mass media and communication? ›

A BA (Journalism & Mass Communication) degree prepares students to become journalists or to pursue careers in fields such as print journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising and promotion, public relations, corporate communication, marketing and management of mass communication, and media management.

Which field is is best in mass media? ›

Journalism

One of the most popular mass communication courses in India widely preferred is Journalism.

Which media course is best? ›

Some of the popular courses that candidates can pursue at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are:
  • BJMC (Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication)
  • BJ (Bachelor of Journalism)
  • BMC (Bachelor of Mass Communication)
  • MJMC (Master of Journalism & Mass Communication)
  • MJ (Master of Journalism)
8 Sept 2022

Which subject is best for MA? ›

Most Popular Fields
  • Social Sciences. Political Science. Area studies. ...
  • Humanities Studies. Theology. Language Studies. ...
  • Education. Teaching. Educational Leadership. ...
  • Journalism and Mass Communication. Media. Communication. ...
  • Art Studies. Arts. Fine Arts. ...
  • Management Studies. Leadership. ...
  • Design Studies. Design. ...
  • Health Care. Mental Healthcare.

Which is the easiest MA course? ›

Masters in mass communication is a comparatively easy and career-oriented degree. This degree comes with a lot of opportunities to explore the world and get exposure in various fields. Through this type of program, one can choose to study media, journalism, digital communication, and marketing.

Is 1 year masters degree valid? ›

As per University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards of Instruction for the Grant of the Master's Degree through Formal Education) Regulations, 2003, duration of Master's Degree in India is specified as 2 years and therefore one year Master's degree is not recognised in India.

What is scope after mass media? ›

Some of the career choices may include: Public relations executive. PR and communications executive. Social media executive.

Where can I work if I study mass communication? ›

Graduates of mass communication programs might pursue employment with public relations agencies, marketing and advertising firms, newspapers and digital publishers, community and non-profit organizations, healthcare agencies and hospitals, or television and radio stations.

What is the income of mass media? ›

Average annual salary in Mass Media is INR 5.8 lakhs.

Which 5 jobs has highest salary? ›

List of Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in India
  • Medical Professionals (Doctors & Surgeons)
  • Data Scientist.
  • Machine Learning Experts.
  • Blockchain Developer.
  • Full Stack Software Developer.
  • Product Management.
  • Management Consultant.
  • Investment Banker.
14 Oct 2022

What are 3 high paying jobs? ›

Mean Annual Salaries
  • Anesthesiologists. $331,190.
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. $311,460.
  • Obstetricians-Gynecologists. $296,210.
  • Surgeons. $294,520.
  • Orthodontists. $267,280.
  • Physicians (Other) $255,110.
  • Psychiatrists. $249,760.
  • Internal Medicine Physicians. $242,190.

What are top 5 paying jobs? ›

Here are the highest paying jobs of 2022:
  • Anesthesiologist: $208,000.
  • Surgeon: $208,000.
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist: $208,000.
  • Orthodontist: $208,000.
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon: $208,000.
  • Physician: $208,000.
  • Psychiatrist: $208,000.

Is it hard to study mass communication? ›

It's not easy to do all this, all right? There's a lot to study when you're in mass communications. You need to understand how people think, why they think a certain way – you need to know how to appeal to the mass public, and because of that you need to learn about certain theories of communication.

What can I do after MA in mass communication? ›

MA in Mass Communication and Journalism course aims to provide students with an in-depth study of the course.
...
Some of the jobs after Ma Journalism and Mass Communication are:
  1. News Analysts.
  2. Television Reporters.
  3. Advertisement Managers.
  4. Screenwriter.
  5. News Editor.
  6. Video Jockey.
  7. Radio Jockey.
  8. Cameraman.

Is studying mass communication hard? ›

A lot of the subjects in mass comm are subjective, which means it requires a lot of critical thinking. A plethora of mass comm assignments are open-ended, without definite yes or no answers — this makes it extremely hard to study for.

What are 3 careers in communication? ›

Communications jobs: 10 career fields
  • Social and digital media. The emergence of digital media has changed the way we communicate and consume information. ...
  • Public relations. ...
  • Marketing and advertising. ...
  • Human resources. ...
  • Writing and publishing. ...
  • Media. ...
  • Meeting and event planning. ...
  • Politics.
10 Jun 2022

What does a media and communication workers do? ›

A media and communication equipment worker installs, maintains, and repairs audio and visual systems. These professionals are needed in various industries such as the movie and film industry, corporate offices (assisting a company's internal communications).

Does mass communication have future? ›

Looking to the future, students who plan to study in the field of communication have ample opportunities to look up to. With the introduction of new tools, it is changing the needs of consumers. With the improvement in the quality and accessibility of digital media, the future of digital media looks promising.

Is mass communication in demand? ›

Yes, it is. Mass communication is promising career-wise. With a mass comm qualification, you can choose to apply for various jobs including radio announcer, public relations practitioner, journalist, and many others.

Which country is best for mass communication jobs? ›

The UK also offers a vast number of job opportunities after mass communication in its various media and design companies and art venues.

Which degree gets highest salary? ›

Which university degree will earn you the most money? These are the highest paying
  • General Engineering.
  • Economics. ...
  • Physics and Astronomy. ...
  • Computer Science. ...
  • Business and Administration. ...
  • Architecture. ...
  • Politics. Average starting salary: £20,900- £52,500. ...
  • Law. Average starting salary: £20,200- £22,700 per year. ...
15 Aug 2022

Which degree offers highest salary? ›

30 Highest-Paying Bachelor's Degrees Table of Contents
  • Petroleum Engineering.
  • Operations Research.
  • Marine Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering.
  • Systems Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Computer Science.
14 Oct 2022

Which degree gives you highest salary? ›

Highest Paying Jobs With a Bachelor's Degree
RankMajorDegree Type
Rank:1Petroleum EngineeringDegree Type:Bachelors
2Operations Research & Industrial EngineeringDegree Type:Bachelors
3Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)Degree Type:Bachelors
4Interaction DesignDegree Type:Bachelors
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What a job can a mass communication? ›

After graduation, your career pathway can focus on advertising, film production, broadcasting, or journalism. You can work in radio or television stations. Other career options you can consider include publishing, marketing, public relations, theatre arts, and teaching.

Is communications a stressful job? ›

The most common stress factor cited in the 2019 survey was meeting deadlines (38 % of respondents), with growth potential and interacting with the public tied for a distant second stressor at 14% each—helping to explain why communications careers are considered such nail-biters.

What is the duty of mass communication? ›

The major functions of mass communication are that it informs, enriches, educates and entertains. To educate ▪ To entertain and ▪ To persuade Additionally it also helps in transmission of culture. To entertain: The most common function of mass communication is entertainment.

What is the salary of mass communication in India? ›

Mass Communication Salaries
Job TitleSalary
Ministry of Railways, Government of India Mass Communication Specialist salaries - 1 salaries reported₹1,04,126/mo
India Today Mass Communication Specialist salaries - 1 salaries reported₹22,00,000/yr
Ipac Mass Communication Specialist salaries - 1 salaries reported₹21,039/mo
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How many years is MA in mass communication? ›

MA Mass Communication is a Postgraduate Mass Communication course. The total duration of this course is 2 years and it is divided into 4 semesters.

What are the benefits of studying mass communication? ›

Gain competencies that can be applied to any work setting, including critical thinking, analysis and problem solving, and writing and speaking skills. Expand your understanding of the world and mass media and prepare to tackle the most complex global, cultural, political and business challenges.

Does mass media have scope? ›

A mass communication professional can pursue a career as a journalist, actor, radio jockey, video jockey, director, editor, screenwriter, event manager, advertising agent, copywriter, and media planner, and the list is endless.

Is maths compulsory for mass media? ›

No, for doing mass communication, maths is not compulsory.

What kind of job is media? ›

Media industry careers are professions that involve creating and sharing content with the public. The media industry spans many disciplines like journalism, entertainment, communications and advertising.

Which course has highest demand? ›

Most In-Demand Degrees
  1. Pharmacology. For a lucrative career helping people, pharmacology is at the top of the list for in-demand degrees. ...
  2. Computer Science. ...
  3. Health Science. ...
  4. Information Technology. ...
  5. Engineering. ...
  6. Business Administration. ...
  7. Finance. ...
  8. Human Resources.

Which country is best to study media? ›

Best countries to study media
  • Media in USA.
  • Media in UK.
  • Media in Canada.
  • Media in Germany.
  • Media in Australia.
  • Media in Cyprus.
  • Media in Ireland.
  • Media in Lebanon.

Which course is best for future? ›

Here is a list of the best IT certifications courses in 2022 that can help you to jump ahead in those fields:
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  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • Cloud Computing.
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What can I do with MA in Mass Communication? ›

With an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication, you can find jobs in the following fields: Content Writing and Generation, Public Relations, Journalism, TV Correspondence, Fashion Photography, Advertising, Film Industry, Event Management, Legal Affairs, Online Media, Digital Marketing, etc.

What can I do after MA communication? ›

Here are some job opportunities you can take up after pursuing your Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  1. Content Writing. If you are good at writing, put your talent to the test. ...
  2. Public Relations. ...
  3. Event Management. ...
  4. Advertising. ...
  5. Social Media Executive. ...
  6. Television & Film Production. ...
  7. Digital Marketing.

What is a MA degree used for? ›

Students often enter master's degree programs: To start a new career in a chosen professional field. To prepare for graduate study at the doctoral level. To expand their knowledge of fields related to their current areas of professional specialization.

Which field is best after MA? ›

  • MBA & DBA. Executive MBA SSBM.
  • Data Science. PGP in Data Science and Business Analytics Program from Maryland. ...
  • M.Sc in Machine Learning & AI – LJMU & IIT M.
  • Management. PMP Certification Training | PMP Online Course. ...
  • Digital Marketing. ACP in Customer Centricity.
  • Software Technology. ...
  • Business Analytics Certification Program.
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Can I get job after mass communication? ›

After completing your mass communication course, you can quickly get the job opportunities in different sectors leading from reporting, writing, editing, photographing, broadcasting and many more.

What is the scope of masters in mass communication? ›

After graduation, they can work as a TV anchor, Journalist, Screenwriter, News Editor, Video Jockey, Radio Jockey, Cameraman, Photographer, etc.

Can I become IAS after doing mass communication? ›

You can attempt UPSC examination after graduating from any discipline. Hello Anjali , Mass Communication is that course which gives you chance to explore anything, it opens door always to go ahead. And, as per your question, yes you can attempt UPSC after doing Mass Communication, or after any course (graduation).

What is the future of mass communication? ›

The future of media is continuing to turn to digital media for entertainment, news, and business, which translates to major opportunities for businesses. According to the Pew Research Center, the digital media industry continues to grow, with about 93% of American adults consuming some of their news online.

Which MA degree is best? ›

The Top 8 Highest-Paying Master's Degrees
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Nursing.
  • Master of Engineering Management.
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering.
  • Master of Science in Finance.
  • Master of Arts in Political Science.
  • Master of Science in Computer Science.
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What is better a MA or MS? ›

A master's degree can be either a Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MS) and provides in-depth learning beyond a bachelor's degree. The key difference between the two degrees is that the former focuses on arts and humanities while the latter is geared more toward scientific and technical fields.

Are MA degrees worth it? ›

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of graduates with a master's degree will earn more than the median bachelor's degree holder, according to the CEW. It's even higher for doctoral (73%) and professional (83%) degree holders. Having a higher degree could also strengthen your ability to stay employed during economic downturns.

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