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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This innovative practical-based course explores issues from media to culture, politics, globalisation, the creative industries and digital multimedia practices. It’s designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the main debates surrounding the roles and processes of media systems in the context of globalisation.

You’ll gain hands-on experience of working with audio-visual narratives providing you with the key transferable skills needed in the media, creative and cultural industries. It is ideal for those looking to pursue careers in media-management, media policy-making, media analysis, digital media, creative industries work or academic research.

You’ll take part in practice-based workshops on issues related to working in the creative industries and the digital economy, working with digital multimedia platforms. You’ll gain understanding and practical skills in advertising and public relations; developing your independent research skills and methods. You’ll also have the option to produce either a practice-based or a research-oriented dissertation.

What you'll study

Alongside theoretical content you will engage with practical workshops covering globalisation, the creative industries and the digital economy, digital audio-visual narratives, media analysis, advertising and public relations, and digital media and society in East Asia.

You gain insight into the complexity of contemporary communications in society and be able to carry out advanced research and creative productions. Through practical study you'll develop collaborative and team-working skills relevant to the media, creative industries and the digital economy. You will engage with organisations such as Broadway Cinema, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Contemporary to learn more about how creative organisations work, and hear from guest speakers who will discuss their careers in the industry.

Study methods and assessment

The course is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, workshops, group project work, work simulations, practical media sessions, directed learning and tutorial support. Visits to media and creative industry organisations and guest speakers from the industry form part of the course.

Assessment on the course involves coursework, report writing, presentations, and group work. The core of the course is structured with no formal examinations. You will write a 12,000-15,000-word dissertation, and prepare work on research methods including an assessed dissertation proposal as part of the research training element.

Careers and employability

Recent graduates have gone on to a broad range of careers in the media and mobile industry. It is vocationally focused and will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills to pursue careers in media-management, media policy-making, media analysis, digital media, creative industries work or academic research.

While this course serves as a standalone degree, its research focus also makes it suitable preparation for doctoral work.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

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  • Entry standards

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    113 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%


  • Student satisfaction

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    4.01 80%


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    4.21 84%


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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.08 82%



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