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Media and International Development with Overseas Placement

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School:University of East Anglia
Faculty:Social Sciences / International Development
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Development Economics and International Development
Description:Immerse yourself in the world of media, communication and international development. How do charities and other development organisations communicate about famine, poverty and developing countries, and what effect does this have on public attitudes? Why do only some humanitarian crises make it on to our TV screens and what effect does this have on government policy? How important is press freedom and freedom of speech in promoting democracy and economic growth? What is the impact of social media in developing countries – do Facebook and Twitter facilitate citizens’ engagement with politics or do they undermine genuine political participation? These are just some of the key questions and problems that you will explore as you study both media and international development, and study the relationship between them.

The media are important to all aspects of international development, from promoting mass mobilisation and political participation to facilitating the flow of information locally, nationally and internationally. Media is also central to encouraging charitable donations, promoting democracy and human rights, and in delivering public health messages during emergencies. The degree has been designed to meet the growing demand for people in the media with an international outlook, and people in international development who understand how the media works. You will graduate particularly well prepared for careers in NGO communications, development journalism, humanitarian communication and media development.
URL:Media and International Development with Overseas Placement at University of East Anglia
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $26,524

Tuition fee is converted from £15,300 and is subject to change due to exchange rates.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.

    Students studying for Canadian High School or Secondary School Diplomas, usually completing study in the twelfth grade, will be considered for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes. Most courses will require an overall score of between 70% and 80%.

    For some disciplines, a slightly lower average percentage may be considered. Holders of the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (from Quebec) will also be considered.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 09, 2018

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