M.A. On Campus

Global Media and Cultural Industries

Loughborough University

12 months
19950 GBP/year
9700 GBP/year
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The Global Media and Cultural Industries MA programme at Loughborough University draws on the expertise of our Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, specifically in transnational and comparative research and the political economy of communications.


Media and cultural industries are not only important sources of wealth creation and employment but they can also create inequality through shaping everyday culture and public opinion. 

The products of media and cultural industries are increasingly governed and consumed transnationally. ‘Who owns and controls the media?’, ‘To what ends?’ and 'How can media and cultural policy encourage greater cultural participation and more inclusive forms of democracy?'

 These crucial questions will be explored through the course content which covers a range of topics including defining modern media, the idea of modernity, media and power, social networks analysis and critical discourse analysis.


Our Global Media and Cultural Industries MA programme at Loughborough University  is designed to enhance specialist knowledge and methodological expertise of relevance to professionals working in communications, to students interested in media and cultural studies, and those wishing to progress to a research degree in these fields.

Employability is an important part of the curriculum across all of our Communication and Culture MA programmes. You will take taught employability sessions which cover finding employment in the media and cultural industries, finding placements, writing CVs and preparing covering letters.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Media & Cultural Industries: Political Economy & Public Policy
  • Understanding Modern Media
  • Researching Communication 1: Media Users and Cultural Institutions
  • Key Debates in Global Media and Cultural Industries
  • Dissertation in Global Media and Cultural Industries
  • Social Media and Political Communication
  • Digital Economies
  • Marketing Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in social sciences or humanities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19950 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 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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