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COURSE CONTENT
Year One    
Core Courses    
COMS 601 Communication Theories and Research Methods 2 credits
COMS 603 Mass Media, Culture and Society 2 credits
COMS 605 Independent Study 2 credits
COMS 607 Print Journalism 2 credits
COMS 609 Broadcast Journalism 2 credits
COMS 611 Public Relations 2 credits
COMS 613 Advertising 2 credits
COMS 620 Seminar 3 credits
Electives    
Students choose one elective course from the following:
COMS 615 Graphics of Communication 2 credits
COMS 617 International Communication 2 credits
COMS 621 Communication and Public Opinion 2 credits
COMS 623 Telecommunications 2 credits
     
Year Two    
Core Courses    
COMS 602 Development Communication 2 credits
COMS 605 Independent Study 2 credits
COMS 614 Media Ethics and Law 2 credits
COMS 620 Seminar 3 credits
COMS 634 Communicative Skills 2 credits
Professional Specialisation - choice of two (one of which must be Print or Broadcast Journalism)
COMS 606 Advanced Print Journalism 3 credits
COMS 608 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 3 credits
COMS 610 Advanced Public Relations 3 credits
COMS 612 Advanced Advertising 3 credits
     
Electives    
Students choose one elective course from the following:
COMS 618 Media Management 2 credits
COMS 622 New Information and Communication Technologies 2 credits
COMS 626 Political Economy of Communication 2 credits
COMS 628 Gender and Communication 2 credits
COMS 632 Health Communication 2 credits
     
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Same requirements as for MA coursework plus one academic year’s research and thesis.

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