Media Industries at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

The media play an important role in entertaining and informing the public, but they also make up a global industry that employs millions of people. This course will give you an insight into both aspects of the media industries, as you critically analyse their cultural and economic dimensions. You'll explore the full range of media production, from individual bloggers to independent production companies to huge corporations. Taking an international approach, informed by cutting-edge theories, you’ll study the development of contemporary media to understand current trends such as platformisation, influencer culture, content streaming and social media. It’s an interdisciplinary course, drawing on communication and cultural studies, economics, sociology, anthropology, business and management studies, human geography, politics, law, literature, and music. Guided by internationally renowned and active researchers in the field, many of whom are involved in our Media Industries and Cultural Production Research Centre, you’ll gain an insight into how television, film, music, online media, newspapers, magazines and advertising are produced, and what it’s like to work in each industry. Please refer to the application deadlines: Staff at the School of Media and Communication Leeds are experts in media industries research and are involved in many national and international research projects. This gives you the chance to learn from some of the top global researchers in this field of study. Leeds itself is a dynamic and evolving ‘media city’, with thriving media and digital production clusters in regenerated areas like Holbeck as well as recently becoming the new home for the national public service broadcaster Channel 4.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a social sciences or humanities subject. Relevant professional experience will also be considered. Applications based on degrees in other subjects may be considered on an individual basis by the programme leader. If you do not have a degree in social sciences or humanities, we may request a personal statement explaining why you should be offered a place on this course. We receive a high number of applications and places on this course are limited. Please note, meeting the entry requirements of this course does not guarantee an offer of a place.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no less than 6.0 in any component.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme can apply to study our pre-sessional English course with a progression route to the degree programme.

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Media Industries at University of Leeds - UCAS