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Media and Society (Research) MA

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The Media and Society (Research), MA is a research master’s course, making it ideal preparation for a PhD. It offers a sound grounding in the area of media and society research and focuses on developing critical and independent thinking.

The MA can be taken as a standalone course before undertaking PhD study.

It also forms the initial training component for the four-year (MA plus PhD) ESRC Northern Ireland/ North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Centre. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognises the MA as a research master's award.

The course covers key elements of media analysis skills and explores a range of theoretical approaches in media, communication, cultural and social studies.

On the completion of the course you will:

understand the role of media and communication systems in shaping meaning
develop knowledge of the range of research practices, methods and paradigms
have awareness of a broad range of critical, cultural and societal theory that inform the field of media and social studies.

Delivery

During the MA you will undertake advanced masters’ level training in media and society research. You will complete a combination of specialist media-based modules plus a range of research-focused modules.

After completing your MA, you will acquire all the skills required to move into PhD research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,000per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 97

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    159 79%

    5th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    32nd

    5

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