Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Media History

This course challenges students to interrogate the political, social and intellectual structures which shape both the media itself and historians' approaches to the media. Students investigate the concerted theoretical study of mass media of the early 20th century and move on to look at the historiography of the newspaper press, of film, and of broadcasting. Students also are introduced to the practical challenges of research in media archives, including a hands-on exploration of the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (NSSAW). Students gain a wealth of expertise on subjects as diverse as war and the media, the media and power, and the press and political culture. Students also receive an excellent grounding in the history of historians' practice and the development thereof, giving them an intimate and practiced knowledge of the methodologies of the historian which they apply in their own research.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.2 with 56.5 per cent) or equivalent in a related discipline; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 93 (internet based) where applicable.

Course modules

Modules include: information and society; sources for posrgraduate research in the modern humanities and social sciences archive management: principles and techniques information and society; rare books and special collections; local studies and community heritage; media history: an introduction; war and the media.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including the 15,000-word MA dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of History and Welsh History
Telephone number: 
01970 622841