Keele University

Keele University

Media, Communications and Culture

This course introduces students to, and further develops their knowledge of, cultural theory, analysis and practice; students will explore some of the major movements and issues in cultural theory and engage with the complexity of these issues with regard to social and cultural change; study the theory and practice of reading culture in general as well as various specific forms and modes of cultural representation; topics and authors covered may include cultural materialism; cultural history; subcultures; cybercultures; cultural geographies; postmodernism; (post-) feminism; postcolonialism; psychoanalysis and the politics of cultural production.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant humanities subject.

Course modules

All MRes students take the humanities research training programme which covers research methods in the chosen disciplinary or interdisciplinary field; 1 core module relevant to their research (cultural theory); an individual research orientation module and undertake a dissertation.

Assessment methods

Research training, project outline and annotated bibliography and a reflective diary; core module - essay of 4500 words; individual research orientation - essay of 4500 words; dissertation of 20000-25000 words or a media project (with at least 25% of the submitted work comprising of an accompanying critical essay).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 1,998 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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