Taught course

Media Industries

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Media and Communication
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a social sciences or humanities subject. Relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Applications based on degrees in other subjects may be considered on an individual basis by the course leader. If you don't have a degree in social sciences or humanities, we may request a personal statement explaining why you should be offered a place on this course.

We receive a high number of applications and places on this course are limited. Meeting the entry requirements of this course doesn't guarantee an offer of a place.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The media play an important role in entertaining and informing the public, but they also make up a global industry that employs thousands of people. This course will give you an insight into both aspects of the media industries, as you critically analyse their cultural and economic dimensions.

You'll explore the full range of media production, from individual bloggers to huge corporations. Taking an international approach, you’ll study the development of contemporary media to understand current trends.

It’s an interdisciplinary course, drawing on communication and cultural studies, economics, anthropology, business and management studies, sociology, politics, law, literature, art history and music.

Guided by active researchers in the field, many of whom are involved in our Media Industries Research Centre, you’ll gain an insight into how television, film, music, online media, newspapers, magazines and advertising are produced, and what it’s like to work in each industry.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.


Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Communication and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Communication and Society (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

We have a generous range of funding available for postgraduate study. Find out more on the University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships database here.

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
mediapg@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 4192