University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Media Management (Taught)

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Course summary

The Masters in Media Management examines the economic, managerial, legal and cultural frameworks within which media organisations and industries operate. If you are an aspiring or existing media manager, or have a strong interest in the media sector, this programme has been designed for you. It combines advanced-level media and management-related studies with a special focus on media economics and on media and cultural policy. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • In recent years, we have had speakers from the BBC, Channel 4, the Financial Times, the UK communications regulator Ofcom, MTV Europe, The Sunday Herald, the Press Complaints Commission and the British Film Institute.
  • You have the opportunity to pursue your own special interests through elective courses and supervised individual research within a dedicated and well-resourced postgraduate teaching and research centre.
  • The programme is led by an international expert in media economics. You will be taught by academics from the University’s Centre for Cultural Policy Research, Adam Smith Business School and School of Law, and experienced industry figures will give presentations.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Media management involves a taught course, which runs from September to April, followed by an individual supervised dissertation. The taught component involves a combination of lectures, seminars and group-work sessions as well as regular presentations from senior and experienced figures in the media industry. You will be taught by specialist staff from the Centre for Cultural Policy Research and the Adam Smith Business School. Assessment is based primarily on individual written essays and assignments but also involves group-work projects, presentations and an examined element. Semester 1 In semester one, you will complete four compulsory core courses, totalling 60 credits. Core Courses MEDIA ECONOMICS MANAGING STRATEGIC CHANGE (MEDIA MANAGEMENT) MARKETING MANAGEMENT (MEDIA MANAGEMENT) RESEARCH METHODS 1 (CCPR) Semester 2 In semester two, you will complete two compulsory core courses totalling 40 credits, and one or two optional courses totalling 20 credits. Core Courses MEDIA & CULTURAL POLICY RESEARCH METHODS 2 (CCPR) Optional Courses Optional courses may include, but are not limited to: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: NEW MODELS OF BUSINESS ISSUES IN AUDIENCE MANAGEMENT Dissertation At the end of semester two, you will produce a substantial piece of writing of 12,000 - 15,000 words, presenting original research on a topic relevant to management of media, to be submitted in December. MEDIA MANAGEMENT DISSERTATION

Course details


How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'. As there is extremely high demand for places on this degree programme, the University has established a three phased application process which recognises that different geographical areas complete and submit their applications at different times of the year. This process aims to ensure fairness and equity to applicants from all geographies.

Entry requirements

The normal standard of admission is at least a 2.1 Honours degree. You are required to submit an admissions statement of around 500 words explaining why you want to undertake this programme at Glasgow. This is in addition to an academic transcript, references, and linguistic proficiency documentation. If you do not meet the standard academic criteria but have substantial relevant professional experience, you will also be considered for entry to the programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website. https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.

Media Management at University of Glasgow - UCAS