Taught course

Media and Cultural Analysis

Loughborough University · Social and Policy Studies

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in the social sciences or humanities. Applicants with appropriate professional expertise will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MA Media and Cultural Analysis programme provides a critical introduction to key areas of media and cultural analysis

Our MA Media and Cultural Analysis programme is delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team with a strong profile in, for example, digital culture, media, sociology, anthropology and communication studies. All of our world-leading scholars are research active and use their research to develop and deliver cutting-edge teaching.

Our MA programmes have a diverse mix of national and international students on them. Studying abroad, especially at postgraduate level, can be a challenging experience. We have over ten years of experience in supporting international postgraduate taught students alongside our domestic students and have designed our curriculum to reflect this.

In collaboration with the English Language study Unit we have designed a bespoke package of study skills support that is run through the dissertation module in the first term. It supports you in using and interpreting academic literature, referencing, critical thinking and developing your own writing style.

We run a personal tutor system so that you will have a dedicated member of staff with whom you meet regularly to discuss your progress and academic development.

A master's degree in media at Loughborough Univeristy is always supported by the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC), which 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. Our specific areas of expertise in this area include:

  • Media history – book culture, television, media and war, transmission of media content and the creation of media events
  • Media and communication technologies in shaping our sense of time
  • Culture and creativity
  • Nationalism in conjunction with and in opposition to transnational and cosmopolitan narratives
  • Citizenship, feminism, gender and religion
  • Local, national and transnational identities

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.

Who should study this programme?

Our MA Media and Cultural Analysis programme is suitable for students looking to further their understanding of the major traditions, theories and frameworks of inquiry relevant to the analysis of 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

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223365