CoMundus - PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURAL STUDIES
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Institute of Education, University of London, U.K.


The Master's Programme at IOE
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Contact Person (academic inquiries)

 

Dr Liesbeth de Block

Andrew Burn

Postal Address

 

London Knowledge Lab
23-29 Emerald Street
London  WC1 N 3QS

Phone

 

+44 (0)20 7763 2181

E-mail

 

l.deblock@ioe.ac.uk


Contact Person (administrative inquiries)

 

Ms Sara Mallett


Postal Address

 

Faculty of Culture & Pedagogy
Institute of Education
University of London
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Phone

 

+44 (0)20 7612 6314

Fax

 

+44 (0)20 7612 6534

E-mail

 

s.mallett@ioe.ac.uk



I. Description of instructional schedule
The programme in London offers a range of theoretical and practical approaches to key issues in media and cultural studies and media education. The approach combines distance learning with intensive periods of face to face activity, both individually and in groups. The programme has evolved over many years and benefits from a range of experienced and established theorists and practitioners across a range of disciplines.


Module 1

 

Media and Cultural Theory and Education (30 credits, 8 weekly 2-hour seminars; 35 contact hours total, 300 hours of workload for students) – this course is required for students present in the Autumn term

Module 2:

 

Children's Media Culture (30 credits, 35 Contact hours, 17 hours distance learning, 300 hours of workload for students)

Module 3:

 

Games, Gaming Cultures and Education (30 credits, 35 contact hours, 17 hours distance learning, 300 hours of workload for students)

Module 4:

 

Research in Media and Cultural Studies: (30 credits, 35 contact hours, 17 hours distance learning, 300 hours of workload for students) – this module is required for students present in the Spring Term

Module 5:

 

Digital Video Production (60 credits, 64 contact hours, 34 hours distance learning, 600 hours of workload for students) – this may be taken as two separate modules, 30 credits each,or only one of these; one in the Spring Term, one in the Summer. Co-taught with the British Film Institute

Module 6:

 

Film: Theory and Educational Practice (30 credits, 35 contact hours, 17 hours distance learning, 300 hours of workload for students) – co-taught with the British Film Institute

Module 7:

 

Media Literacy (30 credits, 35 contact hours, 17 hours distance learning, 300 hours of workload for students)

Module 8:

 

Internet cultures: theory and practice
 (15 credits, 35 contact hours, 35 hours distance learning, 300 hours of workload for students)

Module 9:

 

Youth Culture, Media and Education (30 credits, 35 contact hours, 300 hours of workload for students).

 

Areas of study

Subjects and related programmes

I. Theory, History, Epistemology of Media, Culture, and Communication

Individual course selection out of Module 1 and Module 4 

II. Institutions, Law, Politics, Economy of Media

Individual course selection out of Module 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9

III. Media as Texts, Media Production and Analyses, Multimedia

Individual course selection out of Module 3, 5, 6 and 8

IV. Audience, Reception, and Media Education

Individual course selection out of Module 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9

 


II. Assessment rules
The assessment of modules is based on coursework, including the writing of essays and the presentation of multimedia and digital video productions. Grading is established according to the published and validated University of London criteria for Masters courses, and operates on an A to D grade where C is the required pass mark. All work presented for assessment is double marked with each examiner not knowing the grade of the other. Agreed marks are then moderated and a representative selection is seen by the External Examiner and the whole process is ratified through a formal Examiner's Board.


III. Teaching and administrative staff
Teaching Staff
The programme is taught by a team of theorists, educators and producers with international reputations. Dr. Andrew Burn (course leader and local director of the European Master’s programme) is a leading figure in media literacy, the use of video and games in schools, and in theories of multimodality. Prof. David Buckingham is a leading international figure in research into children, youth culture and the media . Prof. Gunther Kress is a leading world academic in the development of social semiotics, image analyses and theories of multimodal communication. The dedicated tutor for Comundus students is Robert Ferguson. Core staff also include Dr Rebekah Willett, Dr Liesbeth de Block, and John Potter.

Administrative Staff
The dedicated Comundus Administrator is Edward Crowther; the MA course Administrator is Sara Mallett.


IV. Term dates
First week of October – mid December; first week of January to mid-March; mid-April to mid-June


V. Examination period
All modules other than the dissertation/report are assessed by coursework. There are no written examinations.


VI. Requirements and procedure for application
Requirements for admission are the successful completion of at least seven terms of study. This may be the equivalent of Master level award. A competent working knowledge - sufficient for academic study and writing - of the respective national languages of the selected places of study is a prerequisite.
Please include a copy of your language examination (TOEFL or IELTS).
The application letter has to be submitted in the languages of the countries selected. Applicants will also need to refer to the ECTS forms, which can be downloaded under application. Both letters, ECTS-forms and a copy of the university diploma should be send to the address mentioned above. Students may also include recommendations and/or previous experiences. For more information: ma.enquiries@ioe.ac.uk


VII. Application Deadline
April 1st for the fall term


VIII. Support for international and / or first-year students
The Institute provides counselling services for all students requiring them. All students are also assigned to an Academic Supervisor - a member of academic staff who monitors and mentors their progress through the course and maintains regular contact with them. Regular courses and seminars are also provided to improve academic writing skills and general expressive ability in the English language.

 

 
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