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This broad-based programme offers you an exciting opportunity to address important and challenging questions about forms of communication and culture in contemporary globalised society. Via lectures and small-group seminars taught by active researchers in a highly rated department, the core courses provide a comprehensive engagement with key thinkers, traditions and debates in media and cultural studies, bridging both arts and the social sciences. They equip you with the critical and methodological skills to research a wide range of media ? print and broadcast media, the film and music industries, the internet and other social media. You study the media as institutions, texts and systems of representation and communication, exploring their role in the exercise of political, social and cultural power in a variety of contexts. You can choose from a wide range of options, allowing you the flexibility to define the shape of your degree, and you are encouraged and trained to set your own research agenda, culminating in your dissertation. This programme is aimed both at media and cultural studies graduates who wish to advance their study and those with a relevant undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences who wish to enter the field for the first time. In addition to gaining specialist knowledge, you develop a rich portfolio of skills in critical and textual analysis, creative thinking and high-level research planning and methods. You work independently and in groups, presenting your work effectively and professionally. These skills, together with the cultural knowledge and critical agility that you develop, prepare you for a successful career, whether in the media industries or other professions. This programme is particularly suitable for those who wish to enhance their professional development but who do not currently wish to pursue the research element of the MA qualification. Assessment All courses are assessed by 5,000-word term papers. Programme Structure The Postgraduate Diploma is a taught-only programme, comprising four courses from the MA in Media and Cultural Studies, which are completed by the end of the spring term (or part time, over two years, one course per term) In the autumn and spring terms, you take either the core course and one option, or two options, which may include Approaches to Film Noir ? Cinema: Histories, Institutions and Technologies ? Culture, Experience, History ? Curating Film Culture ? Emotion, Representation and Culture ? Feminism and Film ? Gender and Representation ? Global Cinema ? Inside Hollywood ? Latin American Cinema ? Media Audiences ? Media Histories and Political Change ? Media, Technology and Everyday Life ? Promotional Culture ? Queering Popular Culture ? Rethinking European Cinema ? Science, Technology, Culture ? The Cinematic Body.

This broad-based programme offers you an exciting opportunity to address important and challenging questions about forms of communication and culture in contemporary globalised society. Via lectures and small-group seminars taught by active researchers in a highly rated department, the core courses provide a comprehensive engagement with key thinkers, traditions and debates in media and cultural...

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