Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Global Media and Cultural Industries

This course focuses on the growth of these global industries and the roles that states play in governing them; the products of media and cultural industries are increasingly produced, governed, and consumed transnationally. The programme draws on the enduring strength of transnational and comparative research as well as research in the political economy of communication within the Department. Core study areas include media and cultural industries, digital futures, media and cultural work, textual analysis research techniques, production and reception analysis, and a dissertation. Optional study areas include politics of representation, media and modernity, communication and citizenship, sex industries, global communications, media, nations, and nationalisms, digital cultures, digital economies, political marketing, heritage industries, and capitalism and culture.

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