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Below is a list of our undergraduate programmes, postgraduate programmes and study abroad opportunities in the department of Media and Communications.

Undergraduate programmes

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Media

Bringing together anthropological theories and ethnographic studies with communication theories and media practice, this degree provides you with an understanding of cultural diversity and a critical knowledge of communication processes. 

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Journalism

The world of journalism is changing at an unprecedented rate. This programme offers an individual and innovative blend of contemporary, multi-media journalism that ensures graduates are prepared for the future of a rapidly developing industry.

  • School of Journalism, Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & Communications

Bringing together media practice and communications theory, this degree covers a broad spectrum of critical perspectives on the media, and will introduce you to a range of contemporary media practices.

  • School of Journalism, Screen School, Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & English

This degree allows you to explore critical perspectives in literature and media alongside each other while developing your skills in creative writing (script and short story) and editing.

  • Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & Sociology

This interdisciplinary degree gives you the opportunity to explore sociological and communications theories alongside media practice, and to develop a critical analysis of media, communications and culture from historical and contemporary viewpoints.

  • Media and Communications

BA History & Journalism

BA History and Journalism brings together the expertise of two departments in an exciting, innovative degree that will give you the practical skills and academic knowledge to excel in a wide range of careers.

  • School of Journalism, History

Postgraduate programmes

MA in Brands, Communication & Culture

This exciting degree offers you the opportunity to study one of the major areas in contemporary media and communications – branding. 

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Children's Literature: Children's Illustration

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration and gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Digital Media: Technology & Cultural Form

The MA in Digital Media is unique in its combination of practical and theoretical approaches to contemporary media and technology.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Digital, Media and Communications

MA in Film & Screen Studies

Address the image world, find out how images create meaning, and discover what you can do with what you see on this eclectic MA programme

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking

If you want to be a filmmaker this is the place to learn, gain experience and make films you will be proud to have on your show reel.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Cinematography)

This MA will consolidate your skills in narrative moving-image making to the level of Director of Photography. You will develop your visual storytelling ability during workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Directing Fiction)

The MA Filmmaking (Directing Fiction) is the premier place to develop your skills as a director, working on a range of projects from personal ‘essay’ films to large-scale shoots with professional actors and feature crew. 

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Editing)

This MA will merge your advanced narrative skills as a fiction and documentary film and television editor. You will develop your creative storytelling ability through workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Producing)

The MA Filmmaking (Producing) will provide you with a thorough training in all aspects of producing – from the conception of an initial idea through to development, financing, production and release.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Screen Documentary)

This MA will develop your skills and creative vision in documentary production. It enhances your understanding of the historical context and contemporary modes of documentary production against a backdrop of the wider issues in media production.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Gender, Media & Culture

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Gender & Sexualities, Sociology

MA in Global Media & Transnational Communications

This MA looks at contemporary changes in media and communications, by putting into perspective the transformations that affect the way people live and work, national and international institutions evolve, and how cultural practices develop.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Journalism

Accredited with distinction by the Professional Publishers Association, this practical MA gives you the essential skills to work as a journalist for multiple audiences across myriad platforms.

  • School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MA in Media & Communications

For over 25 years this MA has been actively interrogating the way the mediated world works. Discover the many roles of media and communications in your life and identity, across institutions and organisations and into wider cultures and societies through this pioneering programme.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts

This MA gives practitioners and theorists the opportunity to research and develop the new boundaries of image-making made possible by technological change within the context of post-industrial culture.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Media and Communications

MA in Political Communications

Interrogate the status quo with leading academics who don’t just talk and write about politics, but actively campaign to create change in the world

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Promotional Media: Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing

From analysing the theories of intellectual heavyweights such as Foucault and Bourdieu, to unpicking a global campaign, explore the hinterland between the big three promotional professions and the media and society on this innovative MA.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Race, Media & Social Justice

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism.

  • Body & Society, Critical Theory and Practice, Culture, Digital, Race & Ethnicity, Media and Communications

MA in Radio

Navigate new adventures in sound on this award-winning, industry-accredited MA. Bring your existing knowledge and experience to analyse radio from a theoretical and practical perspective.

  • School of Journalism, Sound, Media and Communications

MA in Script Writing

The skills of storytelling are timeless. Tackle the creative, analytical and professional sides of script writing for film, television and radio on this industry-accredited MA.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Television Journalism

This MA is a practical introduction to TV journalism, and aims to teach you the professional conventions of UK news and current affairs broadcast journalism and relevant production skills.

  • School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MA/MSc in Digital Journalism

With an industry-informed curriculum, this future-focused MA combines computing and media and communications to reflect digital journalism at its most current.

  • Digital, School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MPhil & PhD in Media & Communications

We welcome proposals for research in any area connected with media, communications, digital media, cultural theory and practice.

  • Media and Communications

Study Abroad

The Department of Media and Communications offers an Erasmus scheme which enables you to live in a European city for part of your degree.