Research course

Media and Society

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

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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. This makes it ideal preparation for a PhD.

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. It explores a range of theoretical approaches in media, communication, cultural and social studies.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the programme information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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