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 Belgium is organised for MA students. The trip includes two or three nights in a hotel, and the opportunity to meet journalists and other media specialists living in Brussels and to develop your media skills.

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)

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