Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Humanities (Media, Communication and Culture) (Taught)

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Course summary

On this Master of Research (MRes), you'll be supported to build a bespoke programme of advanced research and study to match your personal and professional interests - you can learn a language, explore palaeography, broaden your field of study, or complete a work placement. The Media pathway allows for the critical study of media forms, from television to advertising to social media. It offers the change to look in-depth both at the issues shaping historical and contemporary media, and at the increasingly important part such media play in culture, politics and everyday life. Why study this course?

  • Keele is ranked among the UK Top 10 universities for the research opportunities offered to postgraduate students (Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 2019)
  • Choose to specialise in English, Film, History, Media, or Music, tailoring your degree around your research and career plans, supported by one-to-one expert supervision
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community with discipline-specific research training provided throughout the course
  • Opportunity to undertake a work placement – past students have gone into local schools, the National Trust, and Staffordshire and Stoke Archive Service
  • Keele is a member of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) and the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)
Highly flexible and with a focus on one-to-one supervision throughout the course, you can tailor this MRes around your research and career plans. You’ll graduate with knowledge of research design, methods and processes, together with the creative, critical, reflexive, and analytical mindset that employers desire. The MRes can also be used as a stepping-stone to further research at PhD level. From the outset, you will be paired with an experienced supervisor to support your personal and professional development, working together to advance your research interests and develop your individual research, writing and communications skills. About Keele 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.


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Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree with at least a Second-Class, upper division Honours degree (2:1) or international equivalent. An academic reference may be requested to further your application. ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component . 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.

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From Wednesday 5 July: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (weekdays only) Thursday 17 August: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Friday 18 August: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Saturday 19 August: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Sunday 20 August: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm From Monday 21 August: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( weekdays only)

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Humanities (Media, Communication and Culture) at Keele University - UCAS