The media has the power to challenge the status quo, to hold people to account, and connect societies across the world. It plays a key role in the way individuals and society analyse, understand and reach judgement on worldwide events. However, the outcomes are varied and often political. The rise of 24-hour news coverage. The impact of celebrity culture. The role of social media in everyday journalism. This fast-paced industry is constantly changing and faces new, ethical and technological challenges. Our expert academics will provide the advanced knowledge and skills required to confidently meet these industry challenges. Their research will inspire you to challenge preconceptions, develop your own independent thinking and improve your critical analyses skills as you enhance your career options.

Whether you choose to study full time on campus, or part time via distance learning, through your studies and independent research you will acquire the advanced skills and knowledge to pursue your passion and enhance your career options.

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Scholarships and discounts

We are committed to attracting the brightest and the best students to Leicester regardless of background. At Leicester, we do not want fears about finance to stop prospective students from considering further study.

A range of fees and funding options are available to our Citizens of Change. Fee discounts, full fee waivers and scholarships of up to £9,000 are available to postgraduate students studying on campus or by distance learning. Scholarships and bursaries are also offered and vary by subject.

Postgraduate Digital Open Day

Join us on Saturday 15 May, 10.00am-2.00pm (BST) as we open our virtual doors. Masters degree or PhD, on campus or distance learning – find out everything you want to know about our postgraduate study options.

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Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants.

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