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Media and Cultural Studies

Lancaster University

12 months
19940 GBP/year
9440 GBP/year
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Media and Cultural Studies degree offered at Lancaster University places you at the center of digital innovation – from theory to practice – in areas of media and cultural studies. 


Key facts

Media and Cultural Studies degree offered at Lancaster University will enable you to interact with key texts, debates and thinkers, ranging from cultural theory through to scholarship in new media, digital technology, globalised culture, media power, and identity. You will also have opportunities to gain practical skills in areas such as digital journalism, visual storytelling, and audio-visual culture.

Our focus is to advance your skills in the kinds of critical thinking, independent research, and creative production relevant for development and innovation in the cultural and media sectors and in furthering critical scholarship. Our graduates have gone on to careers in research, digital journalism, publishing, marketing, as well as founding their own media organisations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Critical Methods in Media and Cultural Studies
  • Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies
  • Dissertation
  • Digital Journalism & Visual Storytelling
  • Digital Audio Culture
  • Digital Networks: History and Practice of Hacking
  • Gender, Sex and Bodies
  • The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
  • Feminist Media and Cultural Studies
  • Debates in Gender Research
  • Social and Cultural Theory

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most courses do not have a deadline for application, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some courses do fill up and close applications early.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science.
  • If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19940 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time (per year)

  • UK: £4,720
  • International: £9,970

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 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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