Department profile

Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Loughborough University London
2017/18 edition

About Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Outstanding Reputation

Loughborough University's reputation for expertise in Communication and Media Studies is of international acclaim, and is ranked in the UK Top 10 and World Top 50 for this subject area in the latest league tables.


The media and creative industries have become an increasingly important part of contemporary social and cultural life, and of the modern economy. Our London campus is located at the heart of a newly emerging ‘hub’ for digital media, broadcasting, creative arts and cultural innovation.

Programmes in this area will give students a professional understanding of how the media and creative industries work, along with critical insights into the broader economic, social and political issues at stake. This Institute will be dedicated to the principal media and creative industries; music, the press, radio, film, television, electronic games, literature, museums, drama, dance, art, tourism, journalism, and the internet.

Our Programmes

Our Media and Creative Industries programmes will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of communication roles within public, private or third-sector companies, ranging from sport, gaming, and technology to press, policy and community-led initiatives.

MA Media and Creative Industries
MRes in Media and Creative Industries
MA Communication and Cultural Policy *new for 2018
MA Global Communication and Development *new for 2018

Industry Exposure

Based in the former Olympic International Broadcast Centre, our neighbours include BT Sport broadcasting company, owners of Europe's largest Sport TV studios. Along with providing a strong theoretical foundation, these connections mean that the programme can also offer unique opportunities for students to gain industry exposure and insights into the practical aspects of the media industry.


Research is a crucial part of our work and underpins our ability to deliver teaching at the forefront of our discipline. Research students will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of real life problem solving. Presentation of research findings at key national and international conferences will be an important part of students’ training. You will engage with research communities across the globe and will become be part of a talented research community.

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries has four key research areas:

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Labour
  3. Output
  4. Audiences

Studentships may become available throughout the year, please keep checking our website for details.’

Scholarships and Bursaries

Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities.

  • Inspiring Success Scholarship

The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

  • East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

  • Excellence Scholarship

The Excellence Scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our master’s tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

  • Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality.

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.

  • Deans Award for Enterprise

The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees, for students who submit an inspiring business idea to the University.

Applicants are asked to produce a one-page submission of their business idea, and those that are shortlisted will be asked to complete a short video interview.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to start a new business, though winners who are serious about launching their own business will receive professional support and advice to turn their idea into a reality.

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.


Loughborough University London is located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, within a new innovation quarter known as Here East.

Overlooking the Lee Navigation Canal in the north west of the Olympic Park and surrounded by unrivalled green space, Here East was developed from the former Press and Broadcast Centres hosting the world’s media during the London 2012 Games. Now the site is a hub for the UK’s thriving creative and digital industries.

Loughborough University London is ideally located, with easy and affordable transport connections to and from central London, the UK and various European destinations.