Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences

Master of Arts in Media and Communications
(M.A.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CRC5001 Integrated Marketing Communications 5 ECTS
MCS5421 Visual Design and Graphic Communications 5 ECTS
MCS5440 Media Systems 5 ECTS
MCS5460 New Media and Society 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ATS5002 Film, Technology and the Literary Canon 5 ECTS
MCS5010 Communications Theory 5 ECTS
MCS5411 Critical Studies in Journalism 5 ECTS
MCS5430 Research Methods 5 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 40 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DGA5017 Reflective Writing 5 ECTS
MCS5070 Placement 5 ECTS
MCS5410 International Journalism 5 ECTS
MCS5422 Visual Thinking 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MCS5090* Dissertation 50 ECTS

* Work on the dissertation is expected to start in semester 2 of academic year 2021-22 and continue up to the end of semester 2 of academic year 2022-23.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 20 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MCS5081 Mentored Practice 1 5 ECTS
MCS5082 Mentored Practice 2 5 ECTS
MCS5090* Dissertation 50 ECTS

* Work on the dissertation is expected to start in semester 2 of academic year 2021-22 and continue up to the end of semester 2 of academic year 2022-23.


Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of Master of Arts in Media and Communications: 120 ECTS credits

This programme of study is governed by the 'General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008' and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Media and Communications - M.A. - under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences.
 
Last Updated: 30 September 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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