Taught course

Media, Culture and Society

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

Entry requirements

Degree Subject Humanities or Social Science subject

Degree Classification Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.2 or equivalent

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Months of entry


Course content

UEA’s MA Media, Culture & Society is a vibrant, interdisciplinary course where you’ll develop theoretical knowledge and in-depth understanding of a range of key issues related to the impacts of media on culture and society. For example, you’ll be able to examine the role of media in global citizenship or understand the workings of media law and economics.

You’ll study contemporary media and culture from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, and you’ll be taught by leading experts in the fields of media and cultural studies, journalism, politics, economics, law and international development.

Through your choice of optional modules, you’ll be able to tailor your degree to meet your interests, focusing on the aspects of media and society that you feel are most important and most fascinating. In your Master’s dissertation, you’ll take the exploration of your interests even further.

Over the course of your MA you’ll develop a variety of useful, transferable skills, including the ability to provide clear and stimulating presentations, to analyse and defend a point of view, to conduct research, and to present ideas lucidly and logically. We’ll also help you to develop research skills, enabling you to write a high-quality dissertation.

As a member of our postgraduate community, you’ll have the opportunity to attend numerous events and talks during your time here. We regularly attract distinguished lecturers, with previous guests including Gary Gibbon, Political Editor for Channel 4 News; Anne McElvoy of The Economist; Owen Jones, author and columnist for The Guardian; Shami Chakrabarti, former director of Liberty; Michael Cockerell, BBC documentary film-maker; and John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons.

Visit our website to find out more about our postgraduate community and experience some of these lectures.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515