MA - Master of Arts
Our MA Media and Cultural Analysis provides a critical introduction to key areas of media and cultural analysis.
The course addresses three major concerns with the relationship between media and culture: the role of the media in everyday social life and in the public domain; how the media construct and communicate meaning; and the ways in which the media are involved in and contribute to the distribution of power in social life. The international context of these issues are closely examined during the course.
The programme is delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team with a strong profile in a range of areas including digital culture, media, sociology, anthropology and communication studies. All of our world-leading scholars are research active and use their research to develop and deliver their teaching.
Our master's degrees in media are supported and informed by our Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC), which brings together Loughborough University’s world leading researchers. Our specific areas of expertise include:
- Media history: book culture, television, media and war, transmission of media content and the creation of media events
- Media and communication technologies in shaping our sense of time
- Culture and creativity
- Nationalism in conjunction with and in opposition to transnational and cosmopolitan narratives
- Citizenship, feminism, gender and religion
- Local, national and transnational identities
Our MA degrees have a diverse mix of national and international students on them. Studying abroad, especially at postgraduate level, can be a challenging experience. We have over ten years of experience in supporting international postgraduate taught students alongside our domestic students and have designed our curriculum to reflect this.
In collaboration with the Academic Language Support Service, we have designed a bespoke package of study skills support that is run through the dissertation module in the first term. It supports you in using and interpreting academic literature, referencing, critical thinking and developing your own writing style.
We run a personal tutor system so that you will have a dedicated member of staff with whom you meet regularly to discuss your progress and academic development.
Who should study this programme?
Our MA Media and Cultural Analysis programme is suitable for students looking to further their understanding of the major traditions, theories and frameworks of inquiry relevant to the analysis of media, communications and associated disciplines.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 19,950per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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