Community Media (P4025)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

In this module, you will develop an understanding of questions and critiques of community and belonging. This will be done through, with and in opposition to media online and offline.

You will draw on research literature to critically reassess questions of content, process and form in relation to traditional audience and institutional communities.

The module blends practice and theory relating to community media’s potential to work alongside activists, charities, communities and NGOs to build, sustain, reflect and critique communities locally, regionally and beyond borders.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 270 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: