MA Media Industries

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    12 months full time 24 months part time

Course Description

The media play an important role in entertaining and informing the public, but they also make up a global industry that employs thousands of people. This course will give you an insight into both aspects of the media industries, as you critically analyse their cultural and economic dimensions.

You’ll explore the full range of media production, from individual bloggers to huge corporations. Taking an international approach, you’ll study the development of contemporary media to understand current trends.

It’s an interdisciplinary course, drawing on communication and cultural studies, economics, anthropology, business and management studies, sociology, politics, law, literature, art history and music.

Guided by active researchers in the field, many of whom are involved in our Media Industries Research Centre, you’ll gain an insight into how television, film, music, online media, newspapers, magazines and advertising are produced, and what it’s like to work in each industry.


Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons)

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Student Destinations

This course is designed to give you a wide range of knowledge and advanced skills in research, critical analysis and communication that will serve you well in a variety of careers in the management and production of media content, both in the UK and worldwide. Our graduates have gone on to work in strategy, communications and creative roles in broader contexts such the British Council and embassies, as well as roles in media management, PR, social media, cultural policy, web video production, journalism and TV production.

In addition to these career opportunities, you’ll also be well placed to pursue research at PhD level or an academic career. With this course under your belt, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to make a real impact in the world of media content management and production. You’ll also gain the strategic insights and methodological ability to undertake complex research in this field.

Module Details

Year 1 compulsory modules

Dissertation and Research Methods 60
The Media Industries 30
Media Production Analysis 30

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