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 and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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