Our taught Master’s programmes involve a period of study, followed by the preparation and submission of an independently researched dissertation.
Dissertations are an essential part of there Masters Programmes at JOMEC. The dissertation is a core element of the programme of study.
The MA and dissertation in particular provides the students with the opportunity to conduct their own original research. Typically 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, the dissertation represents a significant body of work.
Listed below are selected dissertations which represent the breadth of study undertaken. These dissertations are listed with the authors consent and are intended to provide examples of best practice.
MA Political Communication, 2006-2007
Climate Change in Britain's Print Press. Are the media raising or distorting awareness of climate change?
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MA International Public Relations, 2005-2006
An Epidemic of Epidemics: A Case for Public Relations Role in Mitigating Health Scares.
MA Journalism Studies, 2005-2006
Celebrity Gossip Magazines and Feminist and Post-feminist Theory: The Impacts on Female Formation of Body Image Created by Celebrity Weight Depictions in Heat and Closer.
MA International Journalism, 2004-2005
White Noise: The issues surrounding the coverage of African conflicts on Dutch television.
MA Journalism Studies, 2004-2005
The Radio Journalist in Mexico: Notions and Attitudes to Professionalism.
MA International Public Relations, 2003-2004
Re-focusing A Volunteer Organization’s Brand Through Public Relations: A Case For Rotary International In Great Britain And Ireland.
MA Political Communications, 2005-2006
Squaring the Circle: Framing the European Public Sphere.
MA Journalism Studies, 2003-2004
Ouch!:An examination of the self representation of disabled people on a BBC website.