Undertaking an MA course is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about yourself and the world, as well as pursue the changes you feel need to happen. When you undertake postgraduate study with us you'll become part of our lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, where the emphasis is on empowering you to be original, reflective, creative, and passionate.

We provide a wealth of facilities, staff experience, and a research-immersive culture for you to deepen your understanding of your interests, find solutions to pressing social and cultural issues, and make a difference. We’re particularly proud of the postgraduate research culture in the Department that provides a respectful and supportive environment to ensure you get the most out of your experience. Having a Master of Arts (MA) will help you develop necessary and cutting-edge vocational and professional skills. Our alumni are highly successful in gaining work in their chosen fields and form a growing global network of public and private sector professionals.

We have an experienced team of researchers and practitioners who will mentor you to a deeper understanding of the world and your chosen profession, as well as guide you through multi-media practice-based experience. You will learn how to engage thoughtfully and ethically with how organisations work, how the sector works, and with day-to-day working practices. Our programmes give you a broad understanding and experience of your chosen sector without sacrificing depth of understanding and academic rigour.

Postgraduate taught

We have a range of postgraduate taught degrees across Media, Journalism and PR and Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies, within which we provide our postgraduate students a rich and vibrant environment to pursue their studies. 

Our postgraduate taught degrees lead to Master's certification. Some have the option for postgraduate diploma, and Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies have a MPrac option. 

I like the mixture of theory and practical and the broad range of topics that we study.

Ruth - Museum Studies MA,PGDip student

Postgraduate research

When you undertake postgraduate study with us you'll become part of our lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, where the emphasis is on empowering you to be original, reflective, creative, and passionate.

We provide a wealth of facilities, staff experience, and a research-immersive culture for you to deepen your understanding of your interests, find solutions to pressing social and cultural issues, and make a difference. We’re particularly proud of the postgraduate research culture in the Department that provides a respectful and supportive environment to ensure you get the most out of your experience. Our unit has extensive connections with the media, culture, heritage sectors and can offer work placements to help you to gain experience, practice the skills you’ve gained, and increase your employability.