Entry requirements

You will typically have a good Honours degree (Upper Second Class or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, and significant relevant professional experience. You will generally be expected to have at least a year's experience of working in an editorial, creative or business function within media or content industries.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Media professionals and media firms are united in their need to acquire the commercial, strategic and managerial skills to prosper in an industry undergoing constant fundamental change. This course is designed to address these needs, developing entrepreneurial leaders equipped to deal with the complex and novel challenges presented by new technologies, consumer behaviour, and evolving business models.

This course will enable you to identify and analyse strategic and operational problems and opportunities, understand, quantify and access national and international media markets, and use foresight and planning techniques to understand and respond to change. As well as being able to manage complex media projects, you will also have the skills to engage in strategic direction setting, deploy business-planning skills, and excel in leadership and implementation.

The course provides a rounded suite of managerial and commercial skills, rooted in a critical understanding of today's media and content industries, building on our role as a leader in UK media research. Practice-based assignments, such as the integrating business-planning project, play an essential role in enabling you to apply ideas and learning in a creative fashion.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, at the point of application, you will need to include evidence of your English language ability. You should have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing (or equivalent English language qualification).

At the start of the masters course, you will need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each element, or have successfully passed a Westminster pre-sessional English course. Personal statements should address your understanding of media management and how your studies will contribute to your career development. The application process may also involve and interview and/or a short essay.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
£16,500

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page. As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7915 5511