Entry requirements

Good upper second class (2:1) honours degree in the social sciences or humanities, but applicants with appropriate professional expertise will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme offers a comprehensive understanding of social sciences media and cultural analysis. Interdisciplinary in conception, it provides students with a critical introduction to key areas of media and cultural analysis, including the media and political economy; modernity and post-modernity; and cultural ‘difference’, prejudice and power.

While there are several core modules, students undertake research directly related to their specialist interests in the dissertation. There are also a number of optional modules, covering such areas as globalisation, visual cultures, media and nationalisms, citizenship, digital media, popular music, cultural policy, and consumption.

Compulsory Modules

  • Media and Modernity
  • The Politics of Representation
  • Production and Reception Analysis
  • Media and Cultural Industries
  • Textual Analysis Research Techniques
  • Key debates in Media and Cultural Analysis
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

  • Popular Music and Modern Times
  • Citizenship and Communications
  • Media, Nations and Nationalisms
  • Global Communications
  • Digital Futures
  • Media and Cultural Work
  • Digital Cultures
  • Digital Economics
  • Cultural Memory and the Heritage Industries
  • Marketing Politics

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222496