This unique degree programme lets you immerse yourself in the worlds of media, communication and international development, exploring the complex relationships between them. 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 onto 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 actually undermine genuine political participation? These are just some of the key questions and problems that you will explore. You will also benefit from our strong focus on employability skills, media production and analysis, such as project design and management skills. Approximately half of our undergraduates decide to spend three to four months overseas on the Development Work Experience module in their third year, working on a development project. An overseas experience will provide you with valuable insights and practical experience in a different country, and a chance to develop personal skills that are welcomed by employers. Destinations span Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe and Australasia.