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This broad-based MA 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 MA 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. Assessment All courses are assessed by 5,000-word term papers. You are also required to submit a dissertation of 18,000 words. Programme Structure The MA is structured either around a two-term core course plus one option in each of the first two terms or, for graduates in media and cultural studies, there is the alternative of taking two options per term. In the summer term, you undertake a supervised research-led dissertation on a topic of your choice. The two-term core course Media Theory and Research offers an opportunity to study thematic, conceptual, methodological and institutional issues. At its centre is a concern with communication as a process: with the production, consumption and regulation of social and cultural definitions, meanings and values in modern society and in everyday life. Although it concentrates on contemporary media and culture, its concerns are also historical and extend to wider social and political processes. 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 MA 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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A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in media, film or another discipline in the humanities or social sciences. We also welcome applications from those with relevant professional experience. IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6. overallItemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+?

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in media, film or another discipline in the humanities or social sciences. We also welcome applications from those with relevant professional experience. IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6. overallItemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+?

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