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The media industry is notorious for being competitive, however there are a wealth of opportunities for talented students. The advertising and marketing industries both value media studies graduates, recruiting them into media planning and advertising account management, copywriting and market research. Alternatively, other suitable careers can be found within broadcasting itself, producing or presenting.

If students wish to pursue a career in journalism, they may be able to study towards a qualification/diploma accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists which can be found here. Experience is critical in this field, as it is very popular. Persistence and motivation are vital qualities for all candidates.



Potential employers:

• BBC

• Micheal Page

• IKEA

• Expedia

• Virgin Media


Example careers:

• Media planner

• Multimedia specialist

• Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video

• Public relations officer

• Runner, broadcasting/film/video

• Television/film/video producer


Fun facts about Media Studies

Social media can have a massive impact on our advertising and marketing strategies, and understanding the impact through media studies would give graduates an undoubtedly advantage.

These are a few statistics that truly outline this impact:

As of July 2015, total worldwide population is 7.3 billion

• The internet has 3.17 billion users

• 2.3 billion active social media users

• 91% of retail brands use 2 or more social media channels

• Internet users have an average of 5.54 social media accounts

• Social media users have risen by 176 million in the last year

• 1 million new active mobile social users are added every day. That’s 12 per second

• Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp handle 60 billion messages a day


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MSc Science Media Production

Details Tuition: £20,800 Start Month: October
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Imperial College London

MSc Science Media Production

Programme Description:

This full-time one-year MSc course is for people with science, technology or medicine backgrounds, or graduates from other backgrounds with substantial experience in a scientific environment, who want to develop careers communicating science in broadcast media, probably in documentary or other factual programming. Through both academic and practical taught modules, the course allows a greater focus on broadcast media than the more general MSc in Science Communication. Instead of an academic dissertation, you will undertake an independent production project.

Type:MSc(Full-Time) Tuition:£20,800
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Core practical

Science and its social contexts

Introduction to film form

Documentary film

Sound, sign, meaning in radio

Narrative

Radio production

Television production


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA Media and Cultural Studies

Details Tuition: £14,750 Start Month: October
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Lancaster University

MA Media and Cultural Studies

Programme Description:

As a student on this MA you will be introduced to the key theories, debates and approaches in the inter-disciplinary field of media and cultural studies, studying the work of European cultural theorists through to more recent Anglo-American and East Asian writing on globalised culture, brands and commodities, queer theory, and platform culture.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,750
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Critical Methods in Cultural Research

Critical Debates in Cultural Studies

Science Technology and Society

Social Theory

Gender, Sex and Bodies: From the global to the biological

Research Projects in Practice

Contemporary Debates in Sociology: Critique and Value

Policy, Publics and Expertise

Mobilities Society and Change

Feminist Technoscience Studies

Critical Discourse Analysis

Debates in Gender Research

Introduction to Discourse Studies


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MA Digital Media and Society

Details Tuition: £14,950 Start Month: September
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Loughborough University

MA Digital Media and Society

Programme Description:

This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of current developments in digital media and their wider social significance. Smartphones; social networking, blogging and tweeting; online shopping; communication by email; and the delivery of news, film, music and e-books over the Internet: these are just some of the most striking ways in which the digital is penetrating and transforming contemporary society. The programme is delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team with a strong profile in, for example, digital culture, media, sociology, anthropology and communication studies.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,950
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Digital Cultures

Digital Futures: explorations in new media

Production and Reception Analysis

Digital Economies

Digital Methodologies

Dissertation

Media and Modernity

Media and Cultural Industries

The Politics of Representation

Popular Music and Modern Times

Citizenship and Communications

Media, Nations and Nationalisms

Global Communications

Media and Cultural Work

Tourism, Culture and Society

Sex Industries

Cultural Memory and the Heritage Industries

Marketing Politics


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MA Media and Creative Industries

Details Tuition: £16,300 Start Month: September
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Loughborough University

MA Media and Creative Industries

Programme Description:

London is at the centre of a revolution in media content creation, cultural innovation and new business models for media and creative industries. This programme is rooted in the dynamic development of London as a global media city and focuses on the transformation and growth of these industries in an international context. Media and cultural industries are important sources of employment and economic growth globally. This programme charts the increasing prominence and understands the changes in these industries and how they are governed over time and in different countries.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£16,300
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Dissertation

Interdisciplinary Real Project

Media and Creative Industries: Context and Practices

Media and Creative Industries: Critical Perspectives

Media Industry Research Methods

Media and Creative Industries in an International Perspective

Second Subject Module

Individual report on Media and Creative Industries

Individual placement-based dissertation

Tourism and Heritage Industries

Media and Education

Media Audiences, Users and Markets

Cultural industries and Creative Labour/Cultural Work


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MA Media and Cultural Analysis

Details Tuition: £14,950 Start Month: September
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Loughborough University

MA Media and Cultural Analysis

Programme Description:

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. While there are several core modules, students undertake research directly related to their specialist interests in the dissertation. There are also a number of optional modules, covering such areas as globalisation, visual cultures, media and nationalisms, citizenship, digital media, popular music, cultural policy, and consumption.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,950
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Media and Modernity

The Politics of Representation

Production and Reception Analysis

Media and Cultural Industries

Textual Analysis Research Techniques

Dissertation

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


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MA Communication and Media

Details Tuition: £14,000 Start Month: September
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University of Leeds

MA Communication and Media

Programme Description:

It will particularly appeal to those working in the communications industries and those who wish to develop a deeper and theoretically informed understanding of communications, their role in contemporary society, current and likely future developments, and their impact for citizens, governments and culture.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Media and Communications Theory

Critical Issues in Media and Communications

Dissertation

New Media Cultures

International Film Industries

The Cultural History of Promotional Communications

Theoretical Perspectives: Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Radio Technologies, Industries and Cultures

Communication and Development


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA International Communication

Details Tuition: £14,000 Start Month: September
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University of Leeds

MA International Communication

Programme Description:

The media, communications and information landscapes have changed beyond recognition, and they continue to change. Communications technologies develop at such a pace that all users, including governments, militaries, NGOs, diplomats and the media themselves struggle to keep pace with the latest trends. International communications has become not only an exciting subject to study, but also a means of understanding global developments in political, economic and cultural affairs. In 2011, events in the Middle East were influenced by new communications technologies and the use of new methods to share information.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Communications and International Affairs

Communications and Global Change

Democratisation and the Media in Asia

Public Diplomacy, Propaganda and Psychological Operations

International Film Industries: East Asian Cinema

New Media and Citizenship

International Audio-Visual Communications

Crisis, Crisis Management and the Media

Media, Culture and Globalization

Critical Studies in Visual Communication


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA Media Industries

Details Tuition: £14,000 Start Month: September
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University of Leeds

MA Media Industries

Programme Description:

The media entertain us and inform us. But they are also a vast business sector employing huge numbers of people. This programme examines the media industries across both these dimensions: the cultural and the economic. We look at business trends but we also scrutinise television shows. The social impact of the media is as important as profit margins. From mega-corporations to entrepreneurial independents to lone bloggers, we analyse the full range of media production in modern societies. The scope is international, for the media industries are now global. It is also historical, because present trends cannot be followed without knowledge of long-term developments.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

The Media Industries

Media Production Analysis

The Politics of Personal Performance

Communications and Development

New Media Cultures

Theoretical Perspectives: Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Communication and Public Opinion

The Cultural History of Promotional Communications

Radio Technologies, Industries and Cultures


Application Fee: £0.00

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