Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Media and Cultural Studies

This degree aims to provide you with the theoretical and methodological grounding they need to carry out independent research in media and cultural studies. The course introduces you to the key texts, debates and thinkers in media and cultural studies, ranging from the work of classical cultural theorists through to contemporary writing on new media, globalised culture, science and technology studies, and queer theory. You will be encouraged to reflect critically on the role of popular media in structuring our everyday lives. The course examines the role of media in reproducing, disseminating and challenging hegemonic power relations, as well as thinking through the ways in which gender, sexuality and 'race' are constructed in global media cultures.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant social science. Students whose 1st language is not English will require evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Critical methods in media and cultural studies; critical debates in media and cultural studies; independent research dissertation. Optional modules (choose 4) include: Anthropology of cybercultures; feminist media and cultural studies; consumer society; debates in gender research; gender, sex and bodies; capitalism and crisis; mobilities, society and change; critical discourse analysis.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via coursework and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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