Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Media and Cultural Analysis

The programme offers a comprehensive understanding of social sciences media and cultural analysis. Interdisciplinary in conception, it provides students with a critical introduction to key areas of media and cultural analysis, including the media and political economy; modernity and post-modernity; and cultural difference, prejudice and power. Core study areas include media and modernity, the politics of representation, production and reception analysis, media and cultural industries, textual analysis research techniques and a dissertation. Optional study areas include citizenship and communications, media, nations and nationalisms, global communications, digital futures, media and cultural work, digital cultures, digital economies, cultural memory and the heritage industries, marketing politics.

Entry requirements

Good Upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree in the social sciences or humanities, but applicants with appropriate professional expertise will also be considered.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: media and modernity; the politics of representation; production and reception analysis; media and cultural industries; textual analysis research techniques; key debates in media and cultural analysis; dissertation. Optional modules: popular music and modern times; citizenship and communications ; media, nations and nationalisms; global communications; digital futures ; media and cultural work; digital cultures; digital economics; cultural memory and the heritage industries; marketing politics.

Assessment methods

Coursework plus a dissertation of 10,000 words on an agreed topic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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