University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Media Research

This course is designed to provide a basic but extensive training in media research methods.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in all bands).

Course modules

Modules include: Research design and process; quantitative data analysis; qualitative data analysis; media research methods; comparative social research; applied methods; media policy and regulation; creative industries (contemporary issues); policy analysis and evaluation research; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation which may take the form of a written, publishable academic article or a project report, depending on its focus.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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