“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” (Malcolm X)
Certainly, media plays an important role in society, as well in personal life. Furthermore, information is of a great value in the time we live in and media channels are the ones to transfer the messages. When we think about media, radio, TV, print media and internet are usually our first associations. However, media has much wider meaning and it extends to films, theatres, books and other also belong to it. By studying media, you can choose between diverse aspects for specialisation. Such are the media technologies, design, representations through media, and influence on people’s life or how is a certain topic presented by media. You can also specify in journalism or management in that area.
Studying Communication has also become one of the most relevant Masters programmes, as communication is very important for both business and personal life. Communication might be connected to media and research on how messages are interpreted or transferred, or even to psychology, political or cultural studies.
If you decide to choose Media & Communications for your profession, it is advisable to have a deeper look at the different opportunities that this Masters offer and choose an exact one for yourself. There is a risk that you can learn particular things about all aspects, but become no expert in one. However, the career possibilities with a Masters degree in Media & Communications are broad.