Research course

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies

Institution
University of Huddersfield · Music, Humanities and Media - General
Qualifications
MA by research

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MA by Research is an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification (the minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable).

Further information on international entry requirements and English language entry requirements is available on our international webpages

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

A Master's by Research (MA) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master's course.

You'll be expected to work to an approved programme of work which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.

Your main supervisor will normally head a supervisory team which will comprising up to three members. The research supervisor will advise and support you on your project.

At the end of the project you'll write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Department specialisms

Digital Media; Fan Cultures; User participation, user generated content and transmedia narratives; Film and Television Studies; Media and Sport; Cultural Globalisation; Media and Power; Media and Identity (including questions of ethnicity and gender); Media History; Media Industries and Policy; African Media and Journalism; The interplay of popular and political communication; Journalism Practice and Theory; Investigative Journalism

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification (the minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable).

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time £4,165 Part-time £2,115
International students
Full-time £13,000

Visit our Fees and Finance website for full details, or email the Student Finance Office.

If you are an international student please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and available support.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions (AX509 FT/AX559 PT)
Email
researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1484 473969