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Global Media Industries, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) ,
The Global Media Industries course at King's College London gives students the opportunity to study media industries in the heart of London – one the world’s media capitals. It’s been specially designed for those aspiring to work within the media industries, providing students with the practical experience, digital and transferable skills they need for their careers. 

About

This future-facing new Global Media Industries course at King's College London is specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary media industry professionals and students. 

You will learn the vital importance of the different political, cultural and economic dynamics in the digital and global media industries through exposure to a range of local, regional and transnational examples. 

With its mix of theoretical, and sector-based knowledge and skills development, our course will provide you with a critical grounding, conceptual understanding, practical experience, applied knowledge, real-world insights, and the opportunity to not only understand but to reimagine the future of the global media industries. 

Key Benefits

  •  Study at the UK’s market-leading university for degrees in this field, located at the heart of London’s media industries. 
  •  Gain knowledge of the media industries across national and international contexts, with a unique focus on London. 
  •  Choose from a range of specialist modules (eg. Children, Media Industries & Culture, Fashion, Culture & Society, Cultural & Creative Industries in China). 
  •  Take advantage of our strong links with both London and International media organisations providing up-to-date knowledge of current debates and trends. 
  •  Take part in lectures, workshops and live briefs from leading media industry professionals. 
  •  Prepare yourself for a career in the cultural, creative and media industries.

Career prospects

Graduates from our Department use the skills and knowledge that they develop with us to pursue careers in arts management, curating, the film industry, museums, teaching, journalism, and a range of other cultural and creative roles within the global media industries. Others have continued their studies with further research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Media Industries: Perspectives & Approaches 
  •  Media Industry Innovations: Collaborative Project
  •  London Media Industries 
  • Children, Media Industries & Culture 
  •  Cultural & Creative Industries in China 
  •  Cultural Markets 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 honours degree in any discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required. A written personal statement, emphasising both qualifying background and reasons for selecting this programme, will be required. A sample of academic writing should be submitted.
  • The personal statement should explain why you wish to apply for this programme and why you feel it matches your interests, academic background, and, if relevant, your career plans. 
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time 
  • Home/EU fees: £4,995per year  
  • Overseas fees: £11,250 per year 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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