Samantha Pidoux - Programme Leader
Samantha Pidoux is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Film, Media and Journalism. She has a background in broadcast journalism and digital communications and is a multi-international, award-winning radio journalist winning two Edward R Murrow awards in 2010. Sam is a fully qualified multimedia journalist and has worked for local BBC. Her interests are in social and digital media and how journalists and the communications industry are using these to tell stories. She has headed up multimedia teams at PR events and has worked with small business to raise their profiles online through the use of social media and digital communication techniques.Academic Staff List
Welcome to MA Media and Communications
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
How to Apply
To apply for this course you will need to submit an application through our online application system:
Career and Personal Development
In our digitally connected world, there is an abundance of information readily available to audiences worldwide, meaning that companies are more vulnerable than ever to misinformation about their brand. Good communications and media relations are a key management function in any business and can be used as an essential strategy to manage reputation while establishing trust among the public, increasing news media and social media presence, and maintaining a consistent voice. Roles within the sector include publicist, copywriter, PR specialist, and social media manager, and can be based in-house or in an agency. This programme aims to equip graduates with the eloquence and confidence needed for a variety of career in media and communications.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
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