King's College London

Global Media Industries

King's College London
In London

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Typology Master
Location London
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • London
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Our course gives students the opportunity to study media industries in the heart of London – one the world’s media capitals. It’s been specially designed for those aspiring to work within the media industries, providing students with the practical experience, digital and transferable skills they need for their careers.

With its mix of theoretical, and sector-based knowledge and skills development, our course will provide you with a critical grounding, conceptual understanding, practical experience, applied knowledge, real-world insights, and the opportunity to not only understand but to reimagine the future of the global media industries.

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London, England
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London, England
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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

• Study at the UK’s market-leading university for degrees in this field, located at the heart of London’s media industries. • Gain knowledge of the media industries across national and international contexts, with a unique focus on London. • Choose from a range of specialist modules (eg. Children, Media Industries & Culture, Fashion, Culture & Society, Cultural & Creative Industries in China). • Take advantage of our strong links with both London and International media organisations providing up-to-date knowledge of current debates and trends. • Take part in lectures, workshops and live briefs from leading media industry professionals. • Prepare yourself for a career in the cultural, creative and media industries.

· Who is it intended for?

Graduates from our Department use the skills and knowledge that they develop with us to pursue careers in arts management, curating, the film industry, museums, teaching, journalism, and a range of other cultural and creative roles within the global media industries. Others have continued their studies with further research.

· Requirements

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.

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What you'll learn on the course

Global Media
Media industries
Global Media Industries
Media Industries & Culture
Cultural & Creative Industries
Cultural Policy
Digital Media
Media Production

Course programme


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 ModulesYou 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 ModulesIn 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)
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 and London Media Industries in your first year, along with 40 credits of optional modules. In your second year, you will take Media Industry Innovations: Collaborative Project module and the Global Media Industries: Final Project module.

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.

Additional information

Full time overseas fees: £22,500 per year (2019/20)

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