A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a social sciences or humanities subject. Relevant professional experience will also be considered.
Applications based on degrees in other subjects may be considered on an individual basis by the course leader. If you don't have a degree in social sciences or humanities, we may request a personal statement explaining why you should be offered a place on this course.
We receive a high number of applications and places on this course are limited. Meeting the entry requirements of this course doesn't guarantee an offer of a place.
To see equivalent entry requirements for your country, check our international entry requirement directory.
For more information contact the School of Media and Communication admissions team.
Applying from China
Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we’re only able to offer places to applicants who have attended selected Chinese institutions. With regret, any applications we receive from applicants awarded a qualification in China from an institution that isn’t on this list will be rejected, and we recommend applying elsewhere.
Deadlines to apply
International applicants: 17 February 2020*
Home/ EU applicants: 10 September 2020
*Due to exceptionally large numbers of applications and strong competition for places, the deadline to submit international applications has been brought forward. We’ll give preference to applicants who exceed our minimum entry requirements. Applications received after this deadline won’t be considered. Due the volume of applications, we’re unable to respond to queries about the progress of your application.
If you intend to apply for funding, we advise you to submit an application for your chosen course as early as possible and at least one month before any scholarship deadline.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Communication and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Communication and Society (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
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This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Documents and information you need
- Your degree certificate and transcripts, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
- Your most recent CV
- If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide evidence of your English language qualifications.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2021
- UK/EU: £9,500 (total)
- International: £21,500 (total)
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
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Fees for part-time courses are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
Head of School Masters Scholarships
We offer scholarships to applicants holding an offer to study a Masters at the School of Media and Communication. Three are available for UK/EU applicants, each worth the full tuition fees, and three for international applicants, each worth half the tuition fees.
To find out how to apply and to see all funding opportunities, visit our scholarship and funding opportunities page.