Taught course

Global Media and Cultural Industries

Loughborough University · Social and Policy Studies

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in the social sciences or humanities.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

We have a proud history of pioneering work in the critical political economy of communication and in media and cultural policy.

Media and cultural industries are not only important sources of wealth-creation and employment but they can also create inequality through shaping everyday culture and public opinion. The products of media and cultural industries are increasingly produced, governed, and consumed transnationally. ' Who owns and controls the media? ' and ' To what ends? ' are crucial questions to answer. How can media and cultural policy encourage greater cultural participation and more inclusive forms of democracy?

The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) brings together Loughborough University’s world leading researchers in media, communication and culture. The CRCC’s innovative MA programmes are informed by this cutting edge research.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, our research in this area was ranked second in the UK. In 2018, the QS World rankings rated the University among the top 50 universities in the world for Communication and Media Studies.

As part of our MA Global Media and Cultural Industries programme, you will have the opportunity to undertake a four-week placement over the Easter vacation (April). This experience can be recognised as part of your dissertation research project. You will be given information about the process of finding placements in the ‘employability skills’ taught sessions in Term 1 which forms part of the dissertation module.

If you wish to take up this opportunity you will be supported through the process by the department placements advisor and the careers and employability team. Support from our award-winning careers and employability centre is not restricted to placements and work experience – they provide a variety of services to students on-demand and throughout the year.

Who should study this programme?

Our MA Global Media and Cultural Industries would be suitable for students who are looking to further their understanding of advanced concepts and theories drawn from media, communications and associated disciplines.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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