Based in the heart of London, our courses in Media and Communications explore the role of media in social, economic and political processes.
Innovative interdisciplinary courses
Media and communications shapes every aspect of contemporary life, from the global economy to how we see ourselves and the world around us.
Our BSc in Media, Communication and Sociology is an innovative joint degree which offers a broad range of elective modules, including topics from new media to celebrity and political communications. You will be able to tailor the degree to your interests – exploring how the media can have an impact on factors like gender and race, and be used to address issues of poverty and inequality.
Boost your employability with an optional placement year, or take advantage of excellent media internship opportunities thanks to our location near major news and digital outlets.
Throughout the course, you will develop strong analytical and quantitative skills, through close links with City’s Q-Step Centre.
The Media and Communications MA will advance your understanding about the role of media communications in the societies of developed and developing countries across the world. Learning from academics who are leaders in their fields, you will develop new knowledge in specialist areas including big data, digital cultures, and media reform.
If you are interested in the role communications plays in social, economic and political discussions, consider the International Development and Communications MA. You will study how media and communications can be used for social change, and with international development policy-making, developing analytical and critical skills, and engaging with contemporary human rights issues.
Cutting-edge research informs our teaching
City’s world-leading experts produce influential and impactful research, which is highly regarded.
In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework – which measures the quality and impact of university research – the assessment for Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management, rated 87% of our research as 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent).
Our academics’ research interests include how digital media and networking technologies are used in political activity, as well as in processes of social change, further examining the global remapping of international media spaces. Their findings directly inform the teaching students receive, putting you right at the heart of current thinking and public discourse.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field.
On occasion we also work with external professionals to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
City courses will prepare you for various careers across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Graduates from the BSc course work in a wide range of professions including marketing, public relations, advertising and arts administration.
Our MA graduates have gone on to find opportunities at various organisations around the world including within the media industry, NGOs, government agencies, major broadcasters and the civil service.