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Independent Study : Leicester Media School MA/MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Independent Study : Leicester Media School MA/MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video / Television Production Communication / Media

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides you with an opportunity to design your own individual programme of master’s-level studies within the Leicester Media School, while being supported and supervised by leading national and international scholars. There is a wide range of subject expertise you can draw upon to create your programme of study. You can create a programme within existing disciplinary boundaries or one that is inter-disciplinary. Example subject specialisms include journalism, media and communication, film, social media, new media technology, community media, radio and TV production, graphics, animation and music.

If you are interested in a different specialism, please contact programme leader Professor Ian Hunter using the contact details below. He will investigate whether we can support your research. This programme offers you flexibility to tailor the course to your interests, with a structure that fits into your lifestyle. As part of our commitment to graduate employability, you can also take advantage of the opportunity to incorporate local, national or international placements or academic exchanges into your studies.

This course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds: Graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate study as preparation for a research degree; In-service teachers or other professionals wishing to develop their academic profile and subject knowledge for career purposes; Mature students wishing to return to study to update their knowledge and skills ; Graduates who wish to change their direction of study and move into media studies from unrelated disciplines. Depending on the focus of your research, the course can be studied online or offline. The minimum, requirement is that you have fortnightly tutorials with your mentor. A variety of assessments will be used.

This course will develop and enhance your research skills and methods, problem solving, independent learning, ability to work in consultation with others, communication and presentation skills. Graduates can go on to work in the fast growing national and international creative industry sector, in public relations, digital and broadcast media. You also have the opportunity for further academic study towards a PhD and a career in research.

Different course options

Full time | Leicester Campus | 18 months | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



The main body of your exploratory and developmental work will be discussed and designed in consultation with your mentors. This module will bethe initial stage of your research project, developing and testing your project-specific knowledge and skills through two assignments

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above honours degree, typically in a media, humanities, technology, science or related subject area. We welcome non-standard applications from a wide range of areas, and all non-standard applications will be carefully considered.

University information

De Montfort University (DMU) postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by excellent research. DMU strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on the CV. Your career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU...more

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