Postgraduate Media & Communications degrees

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Degree listing

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.

Why study Media and Communications at Goldsmiths?

From the Leveson Inquiry to the future of the BBC, the study of Media and Communications addresses the important questions of our times. At Goldsmiths, that study is creative and critical.

We focus on a broad understanding of media and communications, looking at a range of areas from philosophical perspectives on technology and human life and the role of news in a democracy to global screen cultures, the ethical issues surrounding journalism and issues of identity.

You will have the opportunity to learn key skills, creating projects in various media, work within small teams, and get to grips with various technologies including social media, digital media, broadcasting and radio, in our excellent facilities.

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