Taught course

Leicester Media School Independent Study

De Montfort University · Faculty of Technology

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a media, humanities, technology, science or related subject area relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course provides you with an opportunity to design your own individual programme of master’s-level studies within the Leicester Media School, while being supported and supervised by leading national and international scholars.

There is a wide range of subject expertise you can draw upon to create your programme of study. You can create a programme within existing disciplinary boundaries or one that is inter-disciplinary. Example subject specialisms include journalism, media and communication, film, social media, new media technology, community media, radio and TV production, graphics, animation, game art design and music and audio production.

This programme offers you flexibility to tailor the course to your interests, with a structure that fits into your lifestyle. As part of our commitment to graduate employability, you can also take advantage of the opportunity to incorporate local, national or international placements or academic exchanges into your studies.

This course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds

  • Graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate study as preparation for a research degree.
  • In-service teachers or other professionals wishing to develop their academic profile and subject knowledge for career purposes.
  • Mature students wishing to return to study to update their knowledge and skills.
  • Graduates who wish to change their direction of study and move into media studies from unrelated disciplines.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Technology Admissions
0116 257 7456