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Media Communication and Culture MA/PGDip

Media Communication and Culture MA/PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Studies Cultural Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Summary

This course is ideal if you wish to pursue media, communications and cultural inquiry in order to develop a media-based career.

On this course you will cover all aspects of media, communications and cultural studies, from exploring cultural theories and concepts such as Marxism, post-Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, post-colonialism and globalisation, to the developments and debates around media and cultural industries such as TV, film, print media and the internet. You will analyse the politics of identity in the context of media and cultural representations, especially in the changing media and web landscape.

You’ll be taught by staff who have strong research profiles with publications in the area of cultural studies theory, culture and politics, tabloid culture, reality television, psychoanalysis, television history and industry, the globalisation of media and culture and contemporary trends in the television industry.

You will become a member of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures (CRFAC), giving you access to a diverse programme of research seminars, symposia and special events organised in collaboration with institutions such as the British Film Institute. Your studies are complemented by visiting lectures given by media and cultural industry professionals such as film makers and scholars from other institutions. Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Career options

The MA helps students prepare for successful careers in communications and the cultural industries including film, journalism and publishing. Students may opt to do media research or further academic study.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The programme aims to enhance the attributes which Roehampton already ascribes to the successful graduate and which assists their employability and workplace resilience . This module seeks to support and challenge students in terms of their personal and career/professional growth, further equipping them with the skills to help self-manage personal and career development now and in the future. This module prepares students for the submission of a portfolio dissertation comprising a log of professional practice covering a period of no less than three months in a relevant industry (2000 words) ; an analysis of the industry, its practices, and potential future developments (2000 words); a scholarly thesis related to the industry in question (5000 words).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,657

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,151

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more

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