Taught course

Digital Media, Publishing and Law

University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

An applicant for the MLitt should normally hold a single or joint Honours degree in any humanities or social science subject at a minimum of upper second class level or should possess an equivalent qualification. Applicants with other qualifications or other appropriate experience may be admitted on the recommendation of the Course Director(s), normally to the Diploma in the first instance. It is anticipated that any candidate so admitted will be transferred to the MLitt on evidence of satisfactory progress. The course does not normally otherwise admit students for the Postgraduate Diploma.

Months of entry


Course content

The MLitt Digital Media, Publishing and Law offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments shaping the creative industries. Core modules explore legal, theoretical and industrial perspectives on the contemporary communications environment. Optional modules offer students the potential to specialise in aspects of media, law and/or publishing studies, including media economics, news and digital media, advertising, marketing management and communications, and information technology law. The culmination of the degree is the final independent research project, devised by the student in consultation with an academic supervisor. This course will benefit those seeking to develop their understanding of contemporary communication and its legal, regulatory and industrial contexts.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Prof. Kathleen Jamie
+44 (0) 1786 467501