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Media and Cultural Studies MA

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Take a cultural studies approach to the media. You'll engage with key theoretical debates that bridge the arts and social sciences.

Study the media (the press, broadcasting, film and digital media) as institutions, texts and systems of representation. You’ll explore the media’s political, social and cultural power in everyday life and the public sphere. You’ll:

develop a skills portfolio in critical analysis, creative thinking and research methods
choose from a wide variety of options, allowing you to set your own intellectual agenda
gain methodological knowledge to research a wide range of media.

We offer exceptional opportunities for graduate study. We have a thriving research culture in media theory and cultural studies. This Masters offers you an opportunity to understand and question forms of communication and culture in our contemporary globalised society.

CAREERS

Our graduates are well prepared for further study and careers in:

  • media and cultural industries
  • publishing
  • research
  • teaching
  • journalism
  • PR
  • development work.

Graduate destinations

Recent Media and Cultural Studies MA graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • booking agent, Museum of London
  • market researcher, Ipsos Mori
  • communications executive assistant, John Lewis.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,500per year

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

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 97

    7th out of 102 5

    18th out of 102 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    142 70%

    18th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    78th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    146 76%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%

    7th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    140 71%

    23rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    60th

    28

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