Taught course

Media and Cultural Studies (MA)

Institution
Lancaster University · Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Media technologies, platforms and organisations, as well as their multiple cultural roles and implications, are changing. Some emerge, others seem threatened with extinction. How can we understand these changes? How can we acquire skills to work within changing media organisations? Our Media and Cultural Studies MA places you at the center of digital innovation – from theory to practice – in areas of media and cultural studies.

You will interact with key texts, debates and thinkers, ranging from cultural theory through to scholarship in new media, digital technology, globalised culture, media power, and identity. You will also have opportunities to gain practical skills in areas such as digital journalism, visual storytelling, and audio-visual culture.

Our focus is to advance your skills in the kinds of critical thinking, independent research, and creative production relevant for development and innovation in the cultural and media sectors and in furthering critical scholarship. Our graduates have gone on to careers in research, digital journalism, publishing, marketing, as well as founding their own media organisations.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found on our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Sociology Postgraduate Admissions
Email
spgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593148