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Media, Communication and Culture MA/PGDip

Media, Communication and Culture MA/PGDip

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Media Studies Communication Studies Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course 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 will 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, contemporary trends in the television industry, as well as travel writing. 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. 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. Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module introduces debates relating to visual representation and communication and the particular ways these have steadily directed attention toward the notion of ?memory?. Focusing upon and critical exploration of film and photography in particular, the course considers the cultural and political importance of visual media in sustaining memory. It covers a wide range of topics including: witnessing and testimony, heritage and anti-heritage, contested notions of ?the archive?, retro and material cultures, the commodification of memory within the context of digitality and the role of memory within contemporary social participatory and therapeutic frameworks. Finally, the course offers an insight into the vital nature of media in sustaining memory and its role within the contemporary construction of social selves and identity formation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,520

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,860

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students 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