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Media degrees abroad

Media is an exciting and constantly evolving sector that impacts nearly all aspects of our lives, covering everything from television and cinema to social media and blogs. By studying media or media studies abroad you’ll examine how it influences and reflects society, as well as gaining creative and practical skills for a career in the industry.

Media is a broad subject that can cover a huge number of areas including journalism, communication, broadcast, marketing, PR, advertising and many more. It’s possible to study a degree that focuses on each of these specific subjects, or you can study a joint honors program like communication and media or film and media.

You can study media all over the world, and choosing to attend a university abroad means you’ll get to choose from the best programs. You will also get a unique perspective on how the media works in another country that could give you an advantage when you look to start your career.

Media program structure

You can study media at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with some universities offering doctorate degrees in certain fields. At bachelor’s level, you will study over three or four years to earn a BA, or if you go to a US liberal arts college you’ll study media as a major or minor subject.

At master’s level you are able to study media as a stand-alone subject, and it is usually offered as an MA. Some universities offer research based master’s programs you can study, known as an MRes (master of research). Most master’s programs will take one or two years to complete, and a PhD can take up to six years of study.

Some programs let you add an extra year that you can spend working in industry gaining valuable experience. Most modules will be delivered through lectures, small group seminars, workshops and practical production sessions. Common assessment methods include essays, oral presentations, portfolios and exams.

The exact program structure and content of each media or media studies program will be unique to each university, but there are some common subjects and modules you can expect to study, including:

  • International journalism
  • Visual media
  • Filmmaking
  • Production studies (TV and radio)
  • Understanding audiences
  • Public relations
  • Media ethics
  • Mobile media cultures
  • Online storytelling

Types of media degrees

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Media study abroad programs

Media undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in media

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    Advertising, Social Media and Public Relations - BA Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,600 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Art, Media, and Design - Graphic Art - BFA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,551 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Art - New Media Arts - BFA University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,800 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Emerging Media – Experimental Animation Track - BFA University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,478 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,478 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Communication/ Media Strategies Emphasis - BA University of Hartford, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    45,144 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 45,144 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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Associate in media

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    Film, Television and Electronic Media (for Transfer) - ASc Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Film, Television, and Electronic Media - ASc College of the Desert, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,368 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Journalism/Media Studies: Advertising/Public Relations - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Print Media - ASc San Jose City College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,138 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    New Media Journalism - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    February, June, August
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Diploma in media

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    Advancing University Studies: Media and Communication - DipAdvUniStud University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,699 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,034 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    English and new media studies - Dip (Arts) Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,145 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,092 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Makeup for Media and Creative Arts - Dip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,244 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Media Studies - Dip (Arts) Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,204 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,330 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Screen and Media - AdvDip RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,977 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,000 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in media

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    Communications and Media Fundamentals - Cert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,057 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Web Media - Cert St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Social Media Storytelling - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Media Foundation - Cert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,173 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Media Fundamentals - Cert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,558 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,432 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Pathway in media

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    Art, Design and Media - FD Arts University Bournemouth, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,133 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    February, October
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    Creative Media Technology (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,917 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Media and Communications, International Year One - UGP Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,407 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,720 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Media and Film Studies - International Year One - UGP University of Sussex, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,454 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,600 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Media graduate programs

Master's in media

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    Library Media - MEd University of West Alabama, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,444 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,444 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Arts: Media and Communication - MA University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,486 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Communication and Media - MA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,680 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Communication and Media Arts - MA University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,419 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,000 AUD

    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Communication and Media Studies - MA Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,094 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,200 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in media

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    Film, Media and Communication - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,307 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    February, October
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    Library Media (Certification or Non-Certification) - EdS University of West Alabama, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,680 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Media and Communication - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,988 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Show program overview about Media and Communication
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    Media and Communications - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,274 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,500 EUR

    Start date
    February, June, September
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Diploma in media

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    Arts: Media and Communication - PGDipArts University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,113 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,200 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    English and New Media Studies - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,926 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,050 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Entertainment and Media Management - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,900 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism, Media and Communications - PGDip University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,114 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,450 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Media, Film and Television - GradDipArts University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,628 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,048 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in media

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    Food Media - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,735 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,123 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Advertising - Media Management - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,058 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism: New Media - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,170 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,270 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Media and Digital Literacy - PGCert Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,588 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,588 USD

    Start date
    -
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    Secondary English with Media - GradCert London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,380 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in media

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    Art, Design and Media, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Brighton, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,157 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,460 GBP

    Start date
    January, July, August, September
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    Business, Media and Social Sciences - Pre Masters - PGP University of Sussex, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,601 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    January, May
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    Education, Media and Social Sciences, Pre-Master's - PGP University of York, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    27,657 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,210 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Media and Communications, Pre-Master’s - PGP Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,105 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,230 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Future media careers

There are a huge number of areas you can work in as a media graduate. Although most students will look to start a career in a media industry, the skills you’ll learn will be transferable to many different sectors.

Some of the most popular careers for media studies graduate include:

  • Broadcast journalist
  • Media researcher
  • Advertising media buyer
  • Public relations officer
  • Social media manager
  • Media producer (TV, film, video etc)
  • Presenter
  • Copywriter

If your program offers internships, use this opportunity to get experience in the industry and to make some useful connections. If you’re unsure exactly what you want to do after graduation, use the university’s career services for advice and guidance.