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MA Critical Media and Cultural Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £3228.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This is the unique Masters-level programme offered that specifically addresses Critical Media and Cultural Studies of the non-Western world. The degree introduces students to the key contemporary issues discussed in Asian and African media and provides them with the opportunity to engage directly in research on an aspect of these media. It has a strong theoretical element, equipping students with the intellectual tools to consider the production, distribution and reception of non-Western media in new ways and to challenge the English-language, Eurocentric approach of most media studies scholarship.   

While media studies degrees usually concentrate on media production, distribution and reception in North America and Western Europe, this programme considers critical issues in media and cultural studies in their full global complexity, with a focus on the cultures and societies of Asia and Africa and their diasporas. The degree is distinctive in the depth of theoretical and cultural background to contemporary media processes that it provides. Optional courses offer a range of approaches to the critical study of Asian and African discourses, from cinema to music, comparative literature to language, gender, religion, art and archaeology.

The programme is designed for students with an interest in critical theory; media professionals seeking alternative ways of understanding the media and culture industries; and those in NGOs and government organizations interested in challenging the hegemony of media corporations. It is well suited to students wishing to proceed to MPhil/PhD research in media or cultural studies, visual cultural studies, urban studies, sociology and anthropology.

This is the unique Masters-level programme offered that specifically addresses Critical Media and Cultural Studies of the non-Western world. The degree introduces students to the key contemporary issues discussed in Asian and African media and provides them with the opportunity to engage directly in research on an aspect of these media. It has a strong theoretical element, equipping students...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Russell Square

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£9685.00

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Classroom

Russell Square

Part Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£4843.00

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Classroom

Russell Square

Part Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£3228.00

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Entry Requirements

Minimum - Upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

Minimum - Upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

Additional Information

Please note that the fees below are for this academic year only. The fees go up each year therefore your tuition fee in your second & subsequent years of study will be higher.  Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.  2 year full-time programmes who have 2 years of full-time fees will be subject to this increase. 

Please note that the fees below are for this academic year only. The fees go up each year therefore your tuition fee in your second & subsequent years of study will be higher.  Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.  2 year full-time programmes who have 2 years of full-time fees will be subject to this...

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