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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


Application Fee: £0.00

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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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MSc Digital Media Systems

Details Tuition: £22,000 Start Month: September
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Loughborough University

MSc Digital Media Systems

Programme Description:

This programme will help you to develop expertise in multimedia signal capturing, rendering, coding, processing and adaptation, so as to be able to develop high-end home and low-end mobile media applications which are growing in popularity. User interaction techniques with human perception and quality of experience assessment methods are also included in the programme. Specific modules are dedicated for 3D media processing and user perception evaluation, both of which are taught by the experts in the area. You will also benefit from experience in 3D media environments first hand.

Type:MSc(Full-Time) Tuition:£22,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Interdisciplinary Real Project

Fundamentals of Multimedia Signals and Processing

Media Processing and Coding

Advanced 3D User Environments

Second Subject Module

Intellectual Property

Strategy and Planning

Understanding Business Failure

Internet and Communications Network

Content and Network Security

Internet of Things and Applicatio

Introduction to Programming and MatLab

Media Cloud Applications and Services


Application Fee: £0.00

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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


Application Fee: £0.00

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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


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA Digital and Social Media

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

MA Digital and Social Media

Programme Description:

Developments in social media are turning consumers of media into producers, broadcasters, bloggers, social commentators, activists and editors. What’s more, social media is providing corporations and states with increased surveillance opportunities over populations. This shift in how we engage with social media is changing the way we communicate and interact as a global society, bringing a need for a greater understanding of how to navigate this new environment. This programme gives students the opportunity to explore the cultural development and direction of social media; how it has changed the way we view communication and its applications for the benefit of organisations, governments and businesses. You will engage with the theoretical concepts behind these new interactions as well as taking part in real-world projects enabling you to apply your skills and develop your expertise in the field.

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

Collaborative project

Media and creative industries

Context and practices

Critical perspectives

The culture of social media

The practice of social media

An individual project

Creative industries in an international perspective

Media for education and social change

Media audiences


Application Fee: £0.00

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MSc Sports Digital and Media Technologies

Details Tuition: £22,000 Start Month: September
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Loughborough University

MSc Sports Digital and Media Technologies

Programme Description:

You will develop a critical understanding of how technology is impacting on sport in particular the growing sport digital and media sectors. Sport is embracing digital technologies to improve performance and business practice.The sports media provide valuable content and audiences for broadcasters, companies and sponsors. Thus understanding the importance of how technology,particularly new digital and media technologies, is shaping the business of sport is essential for future sport business professionals and entrepreneurs. New technological applications in the business of sport requires graduates with new knowledge and skills to navigate this new sporting environment.

Type:MSc(Full-Time) Tuition:£22,000
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

Individual report on Media and Creative Industries

Individual placement-based dissertation

Tourism and Heritage Industries

Media and Education


Application Fee: £0.00

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