Best Mass Communication Schools Abroad For Filipino Students

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Communication degrees is one of the most popular program choices for students. Org Comm, Dev Comm, and Mass Comm are just some of the common degrees that communication majors take. It also provides a number of interesting careers for graduates. If you are planning to pursue your studies abroad, here’s the list of the top 10 schools in the World based on the 2019 QS World Ranking for Communication & Media Studies subject:

1. University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is a public university in the Netherlands. It has the Media Studies Department under the Faculty of Humanities. The department offers courses in:

Undergraduate:

  • Media and Culture (English, Dutch)
  • Media and Information

Master programs:

  • New Media and Digital Culture
  • Master’s Film Studies
  • Master’s Television and Cross-Media Culture
  • Master’s Archival and Information Studies (Media Studies)

2. Stanford University

Stanford University has the Department of Communication that provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in communication as well as media studies. Located in Northern Carolina in the United States of America, Stanford has an area of 8,180 acres making it one of the largest universities in the US.

3. University of Southern California

The University of Southern (USC) has the California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism consists of School of Communication and a School of Journalism. The school’s graduate program is consistently ranked as one of the leading Communication schools the world based on the QS World Rankings. The USC Annenberg School of Communication is the USC’s center for general communications. It offers the following degrees:

Undergraduate:

  • Communication

Postgraduate:

  • Global Communication
  • Communication Management
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Strategic Public Relations
  • Digital Social Media
  • Communication Data Science
  • Communication

Meanwhile, the School of Journalism offers the courses in:

Undergraduate:

  • B.A. Journalism
  • B.A. Public Relations

Postgraduate:

  • M.A. Journalism
  • M.A. Specialized Journalism
  • M.A. Strategic Public Relations

4. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The London School of Economics and Political Science has the Department of Media and Communications. It is a world-leading center for education and research in communication and media studies. The department ranks first in the United Kingdom and fourth in the 2019 QS World Rankings.

5. University of Texas at Austin

The Moody College of Communication is the communication college at The University of Texas at Austin. The college is known for producing top performing programs in communication and media. Moody College of Communication has the following departments:

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Radio-Television-Film

6. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

UC Berkeley has the Graduate School of Journalism. The school provides programs for the following areas:

  • Multimedia
  • Documentary
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Audio Journalism
  • Video Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Narrative Writing
  • Journalism (international, health, science and technology)

7. Goldsmiths, University of London

The Goldsmiths, University of London has the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies (MCCS). It offers programs in:

  • Anthropology and Media
  • Media and Communications
  • Media and Sociology
  • Journalism
  • Media and English
  • History and Journalism
  • Brands, Communication and Culture

Aside from the programs, MCCS also has the Screen School. It is Goldsmith’s film school that provides courses such as M.A. Filmmaking and M.A. Script Writing.

8. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is the communication school of Nanyang Technological University. The school offers undergraduate programs which include:

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honors)
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honors) with a second major in Business
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Media Analytics, Psychology and Media Analytics)

Wee Kim Wee students also have the opportunity to take courses from other programs which are offered as a second major.

Second Majors programs:

  • Art History
  • Business
  • Chinese
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Global Affairs
  • Sociology

9. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA is a public research university in the USA.  It is the third oldest branch of the University of California, next to UC Berkeley and UC Davis. UCLA has the School of Theater, Film and Television that provides ]degree programs in:

  • Film production (Directing)
  • Producing
  • Documentary
  • Screenwriting
  • Animation
  • Digital Media
  • Critical Studies
  • Cinematography

10. University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn or UPenn) is a private research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. UPenn is a member of the prestigious Ivy Leage known as a group of an elite school in the Northeastern United States. The Annenberg School for Communication is the communication school of UPenn that primarily works in the following core research areas:

  • Activism, communication and social justice
  • Communication neuroscience
  • Critical journalism studies
  • Culture and communication
  • Digital media and social networks
  • Global and comparative communication
  • Health communication
  • Media and communication effects
  • Media institutions and systems
  • Political communication
  • Visual communication

Ready to start your career in communication? Find more schools abroad that offer Mass Comm programs on Edukasyon.ph’s Study Abroad section! Read more tips and guides on how to make the best out of your study abroad experience on our blog page!

Source:

UCLA Ed & IS Department of Education Rated Number One in US News & World Report Rankings

https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/education-training

 


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