HSE to Launch New Masters Programme
Classes start in the autumn of 2020; language of instruction is English.
Critical media studies, a programme of the Higher School of Economics Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, is for those who want to gain insight into modern media economies and management. Undergraduate students who hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism, PR, communication studies, design, culture studies and anthropology are welcome to apply.
“The primary focus will be on contemporary institutions and media practices,” said academic supervisor Panos Kompatsiaris, University of Edinburgh PhD. The term “practice” has the broadest meaning, from designing a personal brand on social media networks to investigating the structure of political institutions in the media context. Aside from the three core courses, the Political Economy of Media, Critical Discourse Analysis and Media Practices, the curriculum also offers 30 optional courses. Three or four seminars will be led by guest lecturers from international universities.
To be admitted to the programme, candidates have to submit a portfolio with a CV indicating relevant publications and working experience, a proposed research plan and at least two references from former teachers. All documents have to be in English. Non-native English speakers provide certification of their English language proficiency (IELTS certificate, etc.). Contact HSE reprsenttatives for information about the tuition fee, application deadline and other details. Create a personal account and write to the university designating the programme.