King's College London

Global Media Industries

King's College London
In London

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Typology Postgraduate
Location London
Start 01/09/2020
  • Postgraduate
  • London
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Entry requirements & how to apply
Minimum requirements 2:1

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in any discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required. A written personal statement, emphasising both qualifying background and reasons for selecting this programme, will be required. A sample of academic writing should be submitted.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer as applications for this programme are very competitive.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Application procedure

Your application will be carefully read by the convenor, and second read where appropriate by a second academic. We do not interview all applicants, but you are welcome to call the programme leader to arrange a visit. We aim to process all complete applications within four to six weeks although this may take longer in February and March, and over holiday periods.

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
Personal Statement Yes The personal statement should explain why you wish to apply for this programme and why you feel it matches your interests, academic background, and, if relevant, your career plans ed by another student or to another...

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What you'll learn on the course

Part Time
English Language
Digital Media
Media Production
Global Media
Cultural Policy
Media industries
Global Media Industries
Media Industries & Culture
Cultural & Creative Industries

Course programme

Course detail Description

This future-facing new master’s course is specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary media industry professionals and students.

You will learn the vital importance of the different political, cultural and economic dynamics in the digital and global media industries through exposure to a range of local, regional and transnational examples.

You will develop digital skills, practical experience and transferable skills including project management, research methods, excellent communication, and collaboration – in preparation for careers in the digital media workplace. Whether you are seeking a career in the media industries, or if you are a professional looking to enhance your existing knowledge and career prospects, then this course is ideally suited for you. Current media professionals may combine work with the part-time study option.

You can also use the training and skills gained on the MA in Global Media Industries to prepare for doctoral research in the media and creative industries and associated disciplines.

The course works in partnership with a range of media organisations from across the city of London to offer you unparalleled exposure to the media sector.

Through our required modules, you will engage with experienced media professionals and leading London-based media organisations.

To give you an idea of the exciting opportunities on offer – previous students from our MA programmes have interned at the National Theatre, Barbican Centre, British Council, British Film Institute, Hayward Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Screen Digest, The British Museum, CIDA (Cultural Industries Development Agency), MTV, Donmar Warehouse, Google and the V&A Museum.

Course format and assessment

If you are a full-time student, we will provide you with 140 hours of teaching over the course through taught sessions (eg lectures and seminars). We will expect you to undertake a further 1,668 hours of independent study.

If you are a part-time student, in your first year we will provide 76 hours of teaching, and we will expect you to undertake 540 hours of independent study. In your second year, we will provide 78 hours of teaching, and we will expect you to undertake a further 1,128 hours of independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will assess your performance entirely through coursework and a Global Media Industries: Final Project. You can choose from one of three final project routes: a critical dissertation; a collaborative dissertation or a media industries project.

Regulating body
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

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Year 1 Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

You can take the course in either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) mode. Required Modules You are required to take:

• Global Media Industries: Perspectives & Approaches (20 credits)
• Media Industry Innovations: Collaborative Project (20 credits)
• London Media Industries (20 credits)

You are also required to take the following:

• Global Media Industries: Final Project (60 credits) Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

• Children, Media Industries & Culture (20 credits)
• Cultural & Creative Industries in China (20 credits)
• Cultural Markets (20 credits)
• Cultural Policy (20 credits)
• Digital Media Production Cultures (20 credits)
• Entertainment Industries (20 credits)
• Fashion, Culture & Society (20 credits)
• Festivals: Arts, Public Spaces & Communities (20 credits)
• Film & American Culture (20 credits)
• Future Memory: Creating Connected Worlds (20 credits)
• Gender, Media & Culture (20 credits)
• Media on the Move: Products & Power (20 credits)
• Music & American Culture (20 credits)
• Transnational Screen Production (20 credits)
• Visual Culture (20 credits)

For more info on modules visit our module pages

You may choose 20 credits of modules from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Modern Language Centre, subject to approval. You may also choose from a range of modules offered by the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (notably the Department of Education & Professional Studies, and Department of Management), or The Dickson Poon School of Law (subject to approval).

If you are a part-time student, you will take the modules Global Media Industries: Perspectives & Approaches (20 credits)and London Media Industries (20 credits) in your first year, along with 40 credits of optional modules. In your second year, you will take Media Industry Innovations: Collaborative Project module(20 credits) and the Global Media Industries: Final Project module (60 credits) along with 20 credits of optional modules.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

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