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

Undergraduate programmes

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Media

The BA Anthropology & Media programme combines anthropological and communications theories to provide you with a better understanding of cultural diversity, and a critical knowledge of communication processes.

BA (Hons) Journalism

The world of news and journalism is changing at an unprecedented rate. This programme offers an individual and innovative blend of contemporary multimedia journalism that ensures you will be prepared for the future of a rapidly developing news industry.

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.

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.

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.

BA History & Journalism

The BA History & Journalism will help you develop a keen understanding of the past so that you can produce riveting journalism about the present. If you loved history at school, and want to help report and shape current events, then this is the degree for you.

BA Promotional Media

Examine the rise of the promotional industries, and their relationship with media, both in the past and in contemporary society.

Postgraduate programmes

MA Brands, Communication & Culture

This unique programme introduces you to the variety of ways in which brands are developed and used, and helps you to understand how the growth of branding – in business, but also in politics, government, sport and culture – has changed the societies we live in.

MA Cultural Studies

The MA Cultural Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary culture, politics and society.

MA Culture Industry

‘Culture is a paradoxical commodity. So completely is it subject to the law of exchange that it is no longer exchanged; it is so blindly consumed in use that it can no longer be used. [...] The whole world is made to pass through the filter of the culture industry.’ –Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, ‘The Culture Industry’, 1947

MA Digital Media

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

MA 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

MA 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.

MA Filmmaking (Cinematography)

If you are passionate about pursuing a career as a cinematographer in an environment that promotes innovative filmmaking, this programme is for you. With its unique blend of hands-on workshops, studio and location filming exercises, and high production value collaborative film projects, the MA Filmmaking (Cinematography) elevates your skills as a moving-image storyteller to the level of Director of Photography.

MA 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. 

MA 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.

MA 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.

MA 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.

MA 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.

MA 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.

MA 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.

MA 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.

MA 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

MA Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy

Conceived in the context of world-systemic transformation, this MA will give you the analytical tools to understand contemporary developments and world(s) through an encounter with post-colonial theory and international political economic issues.

MA 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 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.

MA Radio

Navigate new adventures on this long-standing MA radio practice and audio production programme. Bring your existing knowledge and experience to analyse radio from a theoretical and practical perspective.

MA 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.

MA Television Journalism

This is a highly practical, intensive programme covering everything you need to know to get started in television journalism.

MA/MSc 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.

MPhil/PhD Cultural Studies

On this programme we interrupt theory with practice, and practice with theory – we aim to engage you, intellectually and critically, and with enthusiasm, in a cultural studies project that questions everything.

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.