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Independent Study - Leicester Media School

12 months
9560 GBP/year
6450 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Independent Study - Leicester Media School course from De Montfort University provides you with an opportunity to design your own individual programme of master’s-level studies within the Leicester Media School, while being supported and supervised by leading national and international scholars.

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Reasons to study the  Independent Study - Leicester Media School  course from  De Montfort University

  • Flexible course tailored around your interests - you can structure the course to fit around your career aspirations, with the opportunity to choose your exit award
  • Benefit from excellent academic support - the expertise of our experienced academics from diverse backgrounds will support you in your learning
  • Learn alongside our award winning research groups - benefit from a variety of research fields across the Leicester Media School, ensuring that you can draw upon a wide range of subject expertise including our Institute of Creative Technologies, Media Discourse Group and Cinema and Television History Research Centre
  • Take advantage of our placement opportunities - opportunity to incorporate local, national or international placements or academic exchanges into your studies
  • Develop research skills - you will develop and enhance your research skills, methods and problem solving enabling you get a feel for independent research study, and develop your skills accordingly to progress to PhD if you wish
  • Excellent graduate prospects - graduates could go on to work in national and international creative industries such as PR, digital and broadcast media as well as going into further academic study towards a PhD


This course will develop and enhance your research skills and methods, problem solving, independent learning, ability to work in consultation with others, communication and presentation skills. Graduates can go on to work in the fast growing national and international creative industry sector, in public relations, digital and broadcast media. You also have the opportunity for further academic study towards a PhD and a career in research.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above honours degree, typically in a media, humanities, technology, science or related subject area. We welcome non-standard applications from a wide range of areas, and all non-standard applications will be carefully considered. 
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course if required.
  • As part of your application for the course, you will be asked to submit a research project proposal.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9560 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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