Taught course

Media Studies

University of Bradford · Bradford Media School

Entry requirements

2:2 or above in: - An area relevant to your proposed programme of study from an approved degree-awarding body; OR - Any subject, together with skills and experience in a relevant area

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course enables you to study the media at an advanced
level from a range of cultural, social, political and philosophical
In addition to your theoretical studies, you can choose options
from a wide range of practical modules including digital film and
television production, mobile media or digital arts. A particular
emphasis in this programme is placed on how new technology is
transforming media production and consumption.
Our programme will enable you to develop an integrated range of
knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of media studies
through critical engagement with media theory and cuttingedge
production practices, which you will be able to apply in
professional, industrial, educational and academic contexts.
Special Features:
- Privileged access to the various world-class photography,
film, television and media-related archives and collections at
the National Media Museum in Bradford. In addition to the
Museum's permanent collections there are academic and
industry conferences, symposia, screenings, master classes,
film clubs, festivals and special exhibitions as well as a full
cinema programme on their three screens, which include
Cinerama, Imax and 3D projection
- Guest lecturers and speakers invited to the University and
to associated events will offer you the opportunity to directly
engage with film and media producers, writers and academics
- We have a strong tradition of contextual studies in media
Collaborative Partners:
National Media Museum
Modules 2011/12:
(C) = Core, (O) = Option
Stage 1 60 Credits (2 x Core Modules and 1 x Option Module):
- Cultural Theory (20 Credits) (C)
- Philosophies of Media and Film (20 Credits) (C)
- Cinematic Language (20 Credits) (O)
- Visual Arts and Digital Media (20 Credits) (O)
Stage 2 60 Credits (2 x Core Modules and 1 x Option Module):
- Issues in Digital Media (20 Credits) (C)
- Screen Realism (20 Credits) (C)
- Alternative Film and Media (20 Credits) (O)
- Broadcast Television (20 Credits) (O)
- Image and Identity (20 Credits) (O)
Stage 3:
- Media Dissertation (60 Credits) (C)

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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