MA by Research Media Studies

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    MA by Research 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Start dates: 1st October, 1st January, 1st April & 1st July.

An MA by Research in Media and Communication at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial media project, led by your own passions and interests.

It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research but are unsure about committing to a full PhD.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Your project is agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions are started before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.

Our staff are members of the research group, Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH) and our expertise includes:

  • Film studies, in particular European cinema and Hollywood
  • Global media, journalism and international communication
  • Digital media and social activism
  • Migration and communication
  • Digital media and the history and philosophy of technology

Entry Requirements

MA by Research – You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience.

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We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries for both taught and research courses to help you fund your study.

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