The Media and Society (Research) programme from Newcastle University 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 and explores a range of theoretical approaches in media, communication, cultural and social studies.
On the completion of the course you will:
- 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
During the MA you will undertake advanced masters’ level training in media and society research. You will complete a combination of specialist media-based modules plus a range of research-focused modules.
After completing your MA, you will acquire all the skills required to move into PhD research.
As a postgraduate research student in media and cultural studies you will benefit from dedicated research suites within the School of Arts and Cultures.
- Thinking About Research
- Dissertation Preparation
- HSS8004 Qualitative Methods in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Introduction to Quantitative Methods
- Media Analysis
- Dissertation in Media and Society (Research)
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesSociology Media Studies & Mass Media View 277 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject, such as:
- cultural studies
- media studies
- communication studies
- gender studies
- related humanities and social sciences subjects
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU Part time: £3,900
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