The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is a stimulating environment in which to pursue a postgraduate degree. It fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration and it is internationally renowned for its research into communication and media studies.Communication and media research in the School is conducted in its Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) which was established in 1991. The centre is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and its core themes include: culture, economy, and policy; language and social interaction; media, memory, and history; nations, migrants, and citizenship; political communication; and social, political, and cultural theory.
The Social Science Research (Communication and Media) MSc degree at Loughborough University is in full compliance with the Economic and Social Research Council’s requirements for an MSc in Social Science Research. On completion of the course, you will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC, opening up the possibility of securing future doctoral funding from this research council.
Graduates of our postgraduate communication and media programmes have gone on to enjoy careers within a diverse range of organisations, including ADVENTI Communication, Bloomberg Businessweek China, Brightwire News, China Daily, Fujian Broadcasting & TV Network Group, Hakka TV, Jiangsu Broadcasting Coorporation, KPMG, Land Crawford Ltd, QS Intelligence Unit, Shanghai Media Group, Viacom, and Xinhua News Agency; and in a wide variety of roles, such as Editor on New Media, Journalist, Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Communication Manager, Media Coordinator, Media Producer, Multi-screen Interactive Editor, News Centre Video Director, Reporter, and Writer.
This programme is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
- Dissertation in Social Science Research (Communication)
- Philosophy of Social Science
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Research Design and Practice
- Advanced Methods 2: Advanced Content Analysis
- Qualitative Research Methods
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesCommunication Studies Sociology Media Studies & Mass Media View 359 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a wide range of subjects.
International20800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20800 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10100 GBP per year during 12 months.
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