For admission into the Masters programme applicants should possess a good honours degree from a recognised higher education institution, minimum 2:2 degree classification or international equivalent. This should be in economics or a social science or discipline. Students whose qualifications in economics are deemed to be below the standard required for admission into a Masters scheme - perhaps because their first degree was in a different subject - may be offered admission to the Graduate Diploma programme.
Months of entry
MSc Media Economics is designed to attract students from film, literature and media based undergraduate degrees, who have studied some statistics, and who wish to develop their analytical skills to understand the economic and political context of the industries in which they hope to pursue their careers. If you are an economics graduate, the course will enable you to understand the media better.
The course will equip you with the skills required to enter a career in the business aspect of the media, for example account executives in advertising, a career in publishing, finance and management positions in broadcasting.
This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.
You will be taught jointly with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics, both of which have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching on media issues.
The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of management or the mass media.
You will study compulsory modules in economic concept and econometric methods, the economics and politics of the mass media and the international political economy.
You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Fees and funding
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515