Online degree

MA Communication, Culture and Media

Engage with contemporary developments and debate in media, communication and culture to help shape new ways of understanding the complex, mediated world.

Develop key skills as a communicator within the culture and media industries

‘There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.’ Audre Lorde

This degree aims to cover aspects of media, communications and cultural studies to help give you a better understanding of how media shapes the world and the way we live. You’ll have the opportunity to explore digital media, transnational identities, screen and moving image, new workplace practices, international film markets and contemporary experiences of health, wealth and happiness.


Understand the role of communication, media and culture in today’s modern world by critically exploring topics, addressing important issues of the day and responding creatively to media events as they occur.
Part time 2-5 years
£12,500 GBP (total tuition fee)
£1,041.67 GBP (price per program)
9 programs

What do I need to apply?

Normal entry requires a good undergraduate degree on the British model in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Equivalent qualifications from overseas and professional qualifications are also acceptable.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5

What are the learning outcomes?

A student who successfully completes the degree will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • reacted and responded creatively and at an advanced level to different media forms;

  • demonstrated an awareness and sensitivity to gender, race, sexuality, disability and ethnicity, and a willingness to challenge structural inequalities;

  • critically engaged with content which is cutting edge, evaluating and using it in a flexible and professional way to develop knowledge;

  • engaged with international, local and regional contexts and approaches to analyse and produce meaningful work which demonstrated an advanced level of understanding;

  • produced visible and outward facing content which engages with a network of peers and media professionals;

  • self-managed and communicated effectively with colleagues and peers through a range of workloads and self-directed projects, which demonstrated forward-thinking professionalism; and

  • engaged with new ideas and practices, utilising a range media tools and modes of presentation.

Programs on this degree

Archive, Film and Exhibition
Digital Culture Research
Distribution Industries
Identity and the Good Life
Nations in Crisis
Research and Practice Portfolio
Senses and Digital Methods
Subjectivity and the Screen
The Transnational Condition

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