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4156F - Media and Society (Research) MA

Media and Society (Research) MA

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Start in: September 2022

This research master's provides a sound grounding in media and society research and focuses on developing critical and independent thinking.

Overview

The Media and Society (Research) MA is a research master’s course. This makes it ideal preparation for a PhD.

The MA can be taken as a standalone course before undertaking PhD study. It also forms the initial training component for the four-year (MA plus PhD) ESRC Northern Ireland/ North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Centre. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognises the MA as a research master's award.

The course covers key elements of media analysis skills. It explores a range of theoretical approaches in media, communication, cultural and social studies.

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What you'll learn

During the MA you'll undertake advanced master's-level training in media and society research. You'll complete a combination of specialist media-based modules plus a range of research-focused modules.

After completing your MA, you'll have all the skills required to move into PhD research. On the completion of the course you'll:

  • understand the role of media and communication systems in shaping meaning
  • develop knowledge of the range of research practices, methods and paradigms
  • have awareness of a broad range of critical, cultural and societal theory that inform the field of media and social studies

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

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All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

As a postgraduate research student in media and cultural studies you'll benefit from dedicated research suites within the School of Arts and Cultures.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

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Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Joss Hands
Degree Programme Director
School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4641
Email: joss.hands@ncl.ac.uk

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