Research course

Media and Society

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures
Qualifications
MA by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject, such as:

  • cultural studies
  • media studies
  • communication studies
  • sociology
  • gender studies
  • related humanities and social sciences subjects

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Media and Society (Research), MA is a research master’s course, making it ideal preparation for a PhD. It offers a sound grounding in the area of media and society research and focuses on developing critical and independent thinking.

The MA can be taken as a standalone course before undertaking PhD study.

It also forms the initial training component for the four-year (MA plus PhD) ESRC Northern Ireland/ North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Centre. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognises the MA as a research master's award.

The course covers key elements of media analysis skills and explores a range of theoretical approaches in media, communication, cultural and social studies.

On the completion of the course you will:

  • understand the role of media and communication systems in shaping meaning
  • develop knowledge of the range of research practices, methods and paradigms
  • have awareness of a broad range of critical, cultural and societal theory that inform the field of media and social studies

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Joss Hands
Email
joss.hands@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 208 4641