University of East Anglia

MA Media, Culture and Society

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University of East Anglia
In Norwich

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Typology Master
Location Norwich
Start September 2019
  • Master
  • Norwich
  • Start:
    September 2019

Explore the role of media in shaping and transforming society in the new global order as you study media of all kinds – news, film and social media – at all levels of operation, from economics and law to politics and culture. Our distinctive approach is highly interdisciplinary, meaning you will be taught by experts in media law, economics, political communication, social media and identity politics.

The MA Media, Culture and Society is inspired by the idea that, whether you are studying or working in the media, you need to be acutely conscious of how media, in all its forms, shape the way people understand and respond to their world. The course is designed to help you investigate and reflect upon how media and society are linked, and how each affects the other. You will be encouraged to explore the practical and professional implications of these links and be given numerous opportunities to develop skills that will enable you to work within media.

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University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Starts Sep-2019
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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· Requirements

Degree Subject Relevant Humanities or Social Science subject such as Media Studies, Journalism or Broadcasting Degree Classification UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent
Entry Requirement
Media experience can be taken into account for those with a non-relevant humanities or social science degree.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6...

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5.0 23/03/2019
About the course: UEA is simply great and every joining this course was the best decision ever. Great experience in all!
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4.5 26/10/2017
What I would highlight: Superb! I am really happy to study in UEA. The union is great! I have learn a lot here. Our teacher is helpful and nice.
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4.5 01/05/2017
What I would highlight: Highly enjoyable, great seminars. Engaging, lovely people.
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Law
Social Media
Communication Training
Law and Economics

Course programme

The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students (two years for those studying part time). You will attend seminars and lectures during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation, which is handed in at the start of September.

You will get a firm, interdisciplinary grounding in media, cultural and social studies with the compulsory module Media and Society. This foundation is complemented by a tailor-made English-language module, Studying Media; in addition to introducing key study skills and debates in the discipline, these workshop sessions will provide a supportive environment for critical reflection and intercultural communication. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of modules, focusing on the areas that interest you. The choice offered may include: Crime, Violence and Disasters in the Global Media; and Public Relations, Public Affairs and the Media. We also offer a module which offers an opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art TV studio in Norwich. It is a chance to get advice from professionals and to take part in the production of a TV news programme.

Your dissertation is an excellent opportunity to put your interests and research skills into practice by carrying out an in-depth enquiry into a specialist subject. You will be able to choose your own topic and will be allocated an individual supervisor to advise you on all aspects of writing and researching the dissertation. After Easter you will also be able to take part in our dedicated Postgraduate Day, which is a chance for you to discuss your research and dissertation progress with your peers.

Additional information

Tuition fees for the academic year 2018/19 are:
UK/EU Students: £7,550
International Students: £15,800
If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).
We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a number of Scholarships and Awards on offer. For further information relevant to Political, Social and International Studies, visit the Scholarships and Funding page for postgraduate students.

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