Taught course

Global Media and Culture

Keele University · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Business Studies, Management or Marketing, or another appropriate Humanities or Social Sciences subject, with second class lower (2:2) or an international equivalent.

Applicants with other qualifications and appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

Media and Cultural Studies is an exciting and developing discipline that draws together theories and practices from a range of disciplines such as Media Studies, Film and Television Studies, English and Sociology.

The course involves three main aspects:

  • the study of theories and ideas about media and cultural production in a global context
  • the critical analysis of cultural texts and practices from around the world
  • engagement in practical creative production.

The MA in Global Media and Culture seeks to explore the relationship between these three areas and to show how knowledge of each informs and influences the others. In addition, it will provide you with the skills necessary for academic study at an advanced level, either for those wishing to go on to further academic research, or as advanced preparation for those interested in pursuing careers in a range of media and culture industries.

The emphasis of the programme is the critical and analytical study of the contemporary global framework of media and cultural studies, the production and continuation of localised cultural identities within a global context, and a theoretically-informed approach to the creative production of media texts.

The Global Media and Culture programme at Keele University represents the multidisciplinary coming together of academics and practitioners from a range of fields. The distinctive nature of Keele as a pioneer for interdisciplinary academic study provides the Global Media and Culture Programme with an ideal basis for the development of cross-subject study.


The programme is taught in specialist facilities dedicated to the Media & Management programmes. Students will have 24/7 access to the Media Building which houses extensive digital media production facilities including film and photography studios and digital post-production labs. You also have access to professional media production equipment and software as part of the programme (no additional costs are involved).

Information for international students



The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

During your degree programme you can study additional english language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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