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About

Designed in conjunction with professional broadcasters and taught by media professionals, this multi-disciplinary Contemporary Media course at University of Wolverhampton combines intellectual knowledge with practical experience to give you the necessary understanding and skills to work in the constantly changing media industry. 

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Overview

The Contemporary Media course at University of Wolverhampton  consists of carefully designed modules giving you an in-depth understanding of the essential elements of contemporary media, including different television genres, popular drama, news, radio, print, public relations and corporate and educational forms through differing practical approaches. 

You will learn th essential technical skills of self-shooting, editing and directing as well as the role of press, PR and marketing.

You will have the opportunity to choose from either an industry placement within an organisation, or a professional practice module where you will produce a piece of media text, for example a television or radio production.

Potential Career Paths

  • This MA will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge for entry and future progress in positions such as a researcher (television, radio, corporate), reporter, director or production work
  • You could also enter careers in sales, scheduling and press and PR

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Contemporary Media Research Methods
  • Data Journalism
  • News Production Theory and Practice
  • Contemporary Media Dissertation - Written
  • Dissertation - Practical and Written
  • Ethical Issues in a Digital Age
  • Ethical Journalism and Codes of Conduct

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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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).
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a good Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject (eg. Media, Communications, PR, Journalism), but candidates with first degrees in other Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts and Business subjects will also be considered
  • Substantial relevant experience or professional qualifications can substitute for graduate status

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4266 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • Part time Home/EU: £3200 per year

Funding

  • Postgraduate Loans
    • Professional and Career Development Loan
    • Charitable Funding
    • University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount
    • Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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