Taught course

Media, Culture and Society

Institution
University of East Anglia · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL)
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good Honours degree - UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent – in a Humanities or Social Sciences subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study:

This Master’s programme draws on the University’s international reputation for teaching in media and culture. It provides students with an opportunity to study contemporary media from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The distinctive approach is best revealed in the compulsory module that looks at the role of media in global citizenship, media law and economics and different media systems.

Structure:

Students have seminars and lectures for the initial semesters, and then commence working on their dissertation. The dissertation is a very important part of this degree: students choose their topic and are allocated an individual supervisor to give advice on every aspect of its creation. The School organises a day when all postgraduates, including MA and PhD students, meet together and discuss their research, with a session for MA students to discuss their proposals.

Teaching:

UEA’s School of Political, Social and International Studies pride themselves on providing top-quality, research-inspired teaching with an interdisciplinary approach. Lecturers will share cutting edge information on your subject of study and provide a stimulating environment to learn. Students are taught by experts in media law, economics, political communication and identity politics. Most years, a trip to Brussels is organised for Master's students, visiting the EU and NATO, with opportunities to ask officials and military people questions on their work. It is also a chance to meet graduates from UEA who are now working in the area.

Employability:

Over the course of the MA, students develop a variety of transferable skills including debating, oral presentations, team work, project work and essay writing. All students also take a module that is specifically designed to help improve research skills, ideal for those seeking a career in research. Graduates have taken up jobs in the fields of business, teaching, policy research, government and international organisations. The career centre at UEA is an excellent resource, hosting special days for Politics students to talk to professionals working in their field.

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

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities. This funding is part of UEA’s dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • American Studies
  • Art History and World Art Studies
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Political, Social and International Studies

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1603 591515