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University of Leicester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

This multi-disciplinary degree will provide you with a unique academic challenge if you are looking to develop your career in media, creative and cultural industries, or build a future career in academia. The course combines cultural studies with media and sociology and explores processes and activities, from local to global levels.

Through a combination of core and option modules, you will be introduced to the very latest research and theory in the study of our contemporary culture and the digital realm, and how our world is portrayed in the media. Option modules range from Media Solidarities and Human Rights – which explores how popular media are involved in critical issues involving human rights and humanitarianism - and Gender Politics in Contemporary Media to New Communication Technologies, Social Media and Digital Politics.

As well as learning through lectures, seminars and tutorials, one of the core modules will include interviews and workshops with top researchers in the fields of cultural sociology, media and communication, and cultural studies, as well as leading industry thinkers.

The course will develop your critical and analytical skills and give you a solid grounding in research methods and current theories and help you apply them to your own area of research.

Because of its strong research and theoretical content, we expect this course to inspire many students to progress to a PhD on a relevant or related topic.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught using a variety of methods including lectures, seminar discussions and individual tutorials in preparation for assignments. This course also introduces interviews and workshops with top researchers, as well as leading industry thinkers.

You will undertake independent study and research throughout the course, which will be guided by tutors, in addition to participating in classes. You will complete a research-based MA dissertation which will be on a topic of your choice and where you will carry out extensive independent research, study and presentation.

You will be assessed through a combination of essays, online assignments and your dissertation of approximately 10,000-12,000 words.

Careers and employability

Successful completion of this course will demonstrate to potential employers that you have a high level of knowledge in the field, and as our course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training, you will develop a range of transferable skills which are directly applicable to the professional world.

This course has a strong research and theoretical content of this course providing a solid foundation for your to progress to study at doctoral level.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 18,175per year

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

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 97 10

    32nd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    135 68%

    23rd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    42nd

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    69th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    124 64%

    36th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    20th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    16th

    27

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