Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

MA MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Key details 

MA MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways, mostly through your essays, but also through presentations, course tests and – occasionally – an exam. 

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PPLM7004A Studying Media is compulsory for those students who do not have a UK Media degree. Students with a UK Media degree can obtain a waiver from Course Director and choose additional Options Range B module.

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways, mostly through your essays, but also through presentations, course tests and – occasionally – an exam. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.2 or equivalent

Degree subject

Humanities or Social Science subject, excluding Business, Management and Economics

Additional entry requirements

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact the university directly for further information.

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: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in two components only, with 6.0 in the other two)

  • PTE (Pearson): 64 (minimum 59 in only two components with 64 in the others)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 6884462

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are: 

  • UK Students: £9,500 (full time) 

  • International Students: £19,800 (full time)

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 Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6884462

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 6884462
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1
The role of the media is constantly changing, and this course allows you to take a deep dive into the multiple ways that contemporary media impacts society. On this course, you’ll be introduced to a range of social, political, cultural, legal, and economic factors behind the production, distribution, and consumption of media and communication technologies. You will develop an excellent understanding of how the media shapes everything from elections, to public health responses, to celebrity and influencer culture, to trends in journalism. Key ideas and theories are drawn from a range of academic disciplines from the humanities and social sciences. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop practical skills to equip you for working in the media.
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