Media, Data and Society MA

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2022
  • Entry requirements: A good 2.1 or a first-class degree in Communication Studies, Social Sciences or other Humanities, or a technical background in Computer Science, IT or equivalent. Other subjects and/or appropriate postgraduate experience/employment also considered.
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Entry requirements

Applicants will have either a good second class (2.1 level) or a first-class degree in Communication Studies or other Social Sciences or Humanities, or a technical background in Computer Science, IT or an equivalent discipline. Alternatively, an applicant may have a degree in another subject and appropriate postgraduate experience and employment.

Graduates of non-UK universities will have to have achieved comparable results. All cases will be judged individually on the basis of information provided on the standard university application form plus academic references. All applications are considered on their individual merit. At the time of application, discussion either in person or via email will turn to a possible research topic in order to match a student to a possible dissertation supervisor and to aid in choice of taught modules.

International qualifications

Applications from international students are encouraged and international qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.  Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-eap.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.

IELTS6.5 (W6.5, 6.0 all other bands)
TOEFL iBT88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23.
International BaccalaureateStandard Level (Grade 5)
Hong Kong use of English AS levelC
INDIA Standard XII70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards
WAECC4-6

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.