Media and Cultural Studies MA - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

Media technologies, platforms and organisations, as well as their multiple cultural roles and implications, are changing. Some emerge, others seem threatened with extinction. How can we understand these changes? How can we acquire skills to work within changing media organisations? Our Media and Cultural Studies MA places you at the center of digital innovation – from theory to practice – in areas of media and cultural studies.

You will interact with key texts, debates and thinkers, ranging from cultural theory through to scholarship in new media, digital technology, globalised culture, media power, and identity. You will also have opportunities to gain practical skills in areas such as digital journalism, visual storytelling, and audio-visual culture.

Our focus is to advance your skills in the kinds of critical thinking, independent research, and creative production relevant for development and innovation in the cultural and media sectors and in furthering critical scholarship. Our graduates have gone on to careers in research, digital journalism, publishing, marketing, as well as founding their own media organisations. 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Media technologies, platforms and organisations, as well as their multiple cultural roles and implications, are changing. Some emerge, others seem threatened with extinction. How can we understand these changes? How can we acquire skills to work within changing media organisations? Our Media and Cultural Studies MA places you at the center of digital innovation – from theory to practice – in areas of media and cultural studies.

    You will interact with key texts, debates and thinkers, ranging from cultural theory through to scholarship in new media, digital technology, globalised culture, media power, and identity. You will also have opportunities to gain practical skills in areas such as digital journalism, visual storytelling, and audio-visual culture.

    Our focus is to advance your skills in the kinds of critical thinking, independent research, and creative production relevant for development and innovation in the cultural and media sectors and in furthering critical scholarship. Our graduates have gone on to careers in research, digital journalism, publishing, marketing, as well as founding their own media organisations. 

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

      Optional

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science  

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications

    English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

    Pre-sessional English language programmes available:

    4 Week Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

    10 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5

    Longer courses are not an option for this programme

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on Fees and Funding; Faculty Scholarships and Funding; Sociology Fees and Funding

     

    Further information: For more information about the department please visit our webpages http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £8,500 £4,250
    Overseas £17,500 £8,750

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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