Media, Culture and Society at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview If you’re interested in learning more about how changing technology impacts our culture and society, or what role the digital sphere plays in culture and communication, we invite you to join us on this MA. Studying and working in the media requires an acute awareness of the way media and culture shape people’s understanding of - and responses to - their world. Making sense of such a fast-moving area all depends on knowledge of the social, economic, political and legal factors that help in the production, distribution and consumption of media content. This, in turn, relies on an understanding of the arts and humanities and the social sciences, economics, politics and the law, and media and cultural studies. Our MA will help you investigate and reflect upon the linkages between media, culture, and society. With a wide range of optional modules, you’ll be able to tailor your study to topics that interest you most. About This Course UEA’s MA Media, Culture & Society is a vibrant, interdisciplinary course where you’ll develop theoretical knowledge and in-depth understanding of a range of key issues related to the impacts of media on culture and society. For example, you’ll be able to examine the role of media in global citizenship or understand the workings of media law and economics. You’ll study contemporary media and culture from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, and you’ll be taught by leading experts in the fields of media and cultural studies, journalism, politics, economics, law and international development. Through your choice of optional modules, you’ll be able to tailor your degree to meet your interests, focusing on the aspects of media and society that you feel are most important and most fascinating. In your Master’s dissertation, you’ll take the exploration of your interests even further. Over the course of your MA you’ll develop a variety of useful, transferable skills, including the ability to provide clear and stimulating presentations, to analyse and defend a point of view, to conduct research, and to present ideas lucidly and logically. We’ll also help you to develop research skills, enabling you to write a high-quality dissertation. As a member of our postgraduate community, you’ll have the opportunity to attend numerous events and talks during your time here. We regularly attract distinguished lecturers, with previous guests including Gary Gibbon, Political Editor for Channel 4 News; Anne McElvoy of The Economist; Owen Jones, author and columnist for The Guardian; Shami Chakrabarti, former director of Liberty; Michael Cockerell, BBC documentary film-maker; and John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons. Visit our website to find out more about our postgraduate community and experience some of these lectures. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Entry requirements

Degree classification: Honours degree - 2.1 (or equivalent) Degree subject: in a relevant Humanities or Social Science subject, excluding Business, Management and Economics.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £4987 Whole course
England £4987 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4987 Whole course
Scotland £4987 Whole course
Wales £4987 Whole course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Sponsorship information

The UEA offers a number of scholarships for UK/EU and international students which are based on academic merit.

Media, Culture and Society at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS