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Media Studies, MA by Research

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, APR, JUL, OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

An MA by Research in Media and Communication at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial media project, led by your own passions and interests.


It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research but are unsure about committing to a full PhD.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Your project is agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions are started before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.

Our staff are members of the research group, Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH) and our expertise includes:

  • Film studies, in particular European cinema and Hollywood
  • Global media, journalism and international communication
  • Digital media and social activism
  • Migration and communication
  • Digital media and the history and philosophy of technology


You are closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of your project. This involves fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals beyond.

You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in the field of media and communication, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,950per year

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

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 97 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    131 65%

    27th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    41st

    23

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