Media, Culture And Education MA

This masters degree will:

  • explore popular culture, media education, media literacy, mass communication and related fields
  • develop your skills of analysis and research
  • combine theory with practical opportunities for media production
  • examine critically the most recent developments in the fields of cultural studies and new media, including the impact of new technologies
  • engage with debates about the place and purpose of the media in society, including in formal and informal learning settings.


This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • explore the theory and practice of media education
  • work with leading researchers in the field
  • develop media production skills, including digital video, animation and blogging
  • engage with social media and consider its impact on education
  • develop your capacities as a media educator
  • work with the British Film Institute, our partner for three of the modules.

Who is this programme for?

Anyone with a personal, professional, educational or academic interest in media, culture and communication in terms of both analysis and production.

Entry requirements

A good first degree in a relevant subject.

How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, plus practical work for some modules, and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Mixed mode, including face-to-face residential workshops at the IOE and British Film Institute of two to three days per module, bridged by online learning.

More information

We are pleased to invite applications for a Master's studentship offered by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The studentship is worth up to £10,845 + tuition fees, and is available for October 2012 start.

Please apply for your masters by 20 March 2012 and complete and return the AHRC funding application by 16 April 2012.


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