Western University

Media & the Public Interest

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Program Information

School:Western University
Faculty:Information and Media Studies
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Mass Communication/Media Studies
Description:The Media and the Public Interest program is the only one of its kind in Canada and connects issues of communication and media to social justice issues such as democracy, equity, class, race, and gender. You'll get to examine social movements and how media can be used to further these causes. Some example courses in the MPI program include Alternative Media, Social Movements and Media, and Activism in Mainstream Media.

A primary goal of the program is to connect media theory learned in the classroom to real world experiences. You are encouraged to put what you learn to use. Many of the courses feature a service learning component or practicum that gives you the opportunity to volunteer in a community organization.

You can complete this program as a Bachelor or an Honours Bachelor degree. Registration in the honours degree usually begins in the second year, but admission may be gained in the third or fourth year provided you meet requirements.
URL:Media & the Public Interest at Western University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $36,208
Careers:Managers in Publishing

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Please note that all course prerequisites pertain to an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, please refer to our Admissions Requirements website.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]
Application Notes : View our English Language Proficiency Requirements for more information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 15, 2021

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