Global Media and Culture at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Global Media and Culture (Taught)

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Course summary

Whether through social media, advertising, film, music or museums, the media (in all its forms) helps shape our understanding of the world. It exposes us to news, views and ideas that can negatively or positively sway our sense of self and the world around us, not to mention the media itself. This multidisciplinary MA in Global Media and Culture examines the links between contemporary media, culture, society and identity. It provides a fascinating insight into the changing global media landscape, examining how culture and media are produced, distributed and consumed across a wide variety of sectors and industries. Why choose this course?

  • Ranked in the UK Top 10 universities for the research opportunities offered to postgraduate students (PRES, 2019)
  • Freedom to tailor your degree and research around your interests and career plans
  • Enjoy 24/7 access to extensive digital media production facilities
  • Opportunity to undertake a work placement
  • Keele is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership
In today's globalised, digital world, the media - particularly film, television, the Internet and social media - has substantial power when it comes to motivating behaviour and forming attitudes to topics as diverse as vaccination, war or immigration. The MA in Global Media and Culture studies the ways in which the media and creative sectors throughout the world operate and are influenced by historic, social, political, economic or technological factors. It also considers how the creative and cultural outputs of these burgeoning industries in turn shape our individual and cultural values and identities, for example, views on diversity or racism. An ideal blend of theory and practice, you'll have opportunities to advance your knowledge and develop specialist skills in critical thinking, independent research, as well as hands-on media production and a systematic examination of four key media forms (photography, TV, cinema and new media), About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in Media Studies, Cultural Studies or another appropriate Humanities or Social Sciences subject, with second class lower (2:2) or an international equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will also need to provide one academic reference. The English Language entry requirement for International students is IELTS 6.5. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes. During your degree programme you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

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Global Media and Culture at Keele University - UCAS