The world of media and means of communication is witnessing many events that have generated new patterns and tools for reporting the news, building the story and drawing the press picture, and even reshaped the role that this field has adopted over many years, intertwined and affected by all the changes taking place in the international arena and the developments that characterized the current era, and institutions have emerged Higher education in different countries around the world in building cadres and specialists who are able to lead this world towards a better level of performance. In this report, we have chosen to highlight a group of the most successful higher education institutions in different regions around the world, to see some features of the educational role that they have played through their bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We will address the London School of Economics and Political Science – Kingdom University, Queensland University of Technology – Australia, University of Amsterdam – Netherlands, University of Southern California – USA, what is the nature of its study programs? How did these institutions help their students financially to join them despite the high tuition fees?
London School of Economics and Political Science:
The London School of Economics and Political Science offers its study programs in the field of media through the Media and Communications Department, and it is directed to those interested in obtaining higher degrees within master’s and doctoral levels only, and the Department sets its admission criteria in line with the type of course that the applicant wishes to join, we mention here for example a requirement The department for applicants for its Master of Media and Communication program must be holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or any related discipline and have professional experience in the field of media and communication, and applicants for the Master of Information and Communication program are searching for a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences only who have professional experience In the field of information technology and data, the department provides a list of seven study programs to obtain a Master of Science degree “MSc” in different specializations, and only one of them is a research program, all of which require study for 12 months, and submit a research proposal at the end of the program.
The first of these programs is the MSc Media and Communications master’s program, which focuses in its main courses on theories and concepts of media and communication, and adds a course to them in research methods, and leaves the option for students to study optional courses from those offered by the department or other university departments such as: sociology, The law, and they are required to submit research proposals on topics of their choice, as well as offer two other master’s programs in media and communications but with different specializations (data and society) which is an appropriate specialty to work in production management, executive planning and data analysis, and (communication and media governance) to work in journalism and advertising Political marketing and media management, and the major courses cover the curriculum of the (MSc Media and Communications (Data and Society)) media and communication and research curricula in addition to data science, and the student selects the optional courses according to his interests, while the main courses In the program (Master of Media and Communications in Communication and Media Governance) (MSc Media and Communications (Media and Communication Governance) It studies communication and media governance as well as the media and communication media.
The department also offers a master’s program in the fields of media, communication and development, MSc Media, Communication and Development, which is directed to those interested in working in journalism, radio, and communications in non-governmental institutions, and its main courses focus on media and communication, as well as in the field that brings together media, communication and development, and its program For the Master in Politics and Communication (MSc Politics and Communication), it aims to understand the applied and theoretical knowledge in which policy and communication research intersects, studies media and communication, and policy of recent election campaigns, and qualifies its students to work in relevant research, in the press, radio, and political marketing, And the media department.
The department also attaches importance to strategic communication, which reflects the change in the means of communication, image-making and storytelling in the regulatory environment today, and the role of the brand in the marketing of ideas, products and places in the media. Therefore, it offers its MSc Strategic Communications program, whose courses cover media and communications as well as strategic communications.
The seventh program in this list is the MSc Gender, Media and Culture program, which critically analyzes the role of representation in the media in promoting or spoiling social roles and ideologies, the influence of cultures on the depiction and presentation of identities and gender patterns, and the influence The media on social processes such as globalization, conflict and migration, and his courses study the theory of gender, media and communication, gender and media representation, and is suitable for students who wish to work for governmental, international and non-governmental institutions in gender analysis.