Taught course

Media and Cultural Studies

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Media

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first degree or equivalent at 2:1, or above, or have considerable experience in a related field and be able to demonstrate outstanding ability and potential.

Applicants should have sound academic skills (research, writing, presentation), an interest in ideas and their application and some basic competence in IT skills (word-processing, internet activities and so on).
Above all, candidates for this exciting and innovative course need to have an inquiring mind, an aptitude for researching, sharing and communicating ideas and a desire to develop as an independent and self-motivated thinker.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Media and Cultural Studies course is designed to help students to develop careers as an academic or as a professional cultural or media worker.

The course has emerged out of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research and focuses on the expertise of scholars actively involved in a range of live research projects. Students will be encouraged to develop as internationally-minded research professionals.

Modules include:

  • Cultural Theory;
  • Creative Industries and Cultural Policy;
  • Professional Development;
  • Researching Media Cultures;
  • Research in Practice;
  • Professional Practice;
  • Major Project (MA by Practice or MA by Dissertation).

The course adopts a blended learning approach by introducing key topics and issues through a variety of learning. Learning activities include lectures, seminars, practice-led, self-directed and experiential learning; in person and online through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), live projects, and interactive workshops.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595