=200 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2020
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Media and International Development with Overseas Placement - University of East Anglia

**About This Course** Immerse yourself in the worlds of media, communication, and international development, and study the complex relationship between them. Discover the ways charities and other development organisations communicate about famine, poverty, and developing countries, and how they affect public attitudes. Explore why some humanitarian crises make it onto our TV screens while others don’t, and ask what effect this has on government policy. You’ll also ask: 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 you’ll explore on this fascinating course. In your third year, you’ll spend three to four months gaining work experience abroad. For many students, this is the highlight of their time at university. **Overview** This innovative course allows you to study media and international development, and 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. At the same time, the media is central to encouraging charitable donations, promoting democracy and human rights, and delivering public health messages during emergencies. This course will enable you to bring an international outlook to a career in media or an in depth understanding of media to a career in international development. You’ll graduate particularly well prepared for careers in NGO communications, development journalism, humanitarian communication and media development. This degree is unique in the UK in combining media and international development studies side by side. In both fields you’ll be taught by academic staff whose research is internationally renowned. We’re actively involved in research across the globe, working with many national and international development agencies. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,NorwichUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,600