Media modules


We offer a wide range of option modules each year. Below are some examples of modules that are currently running. For a full list, including sample reading lists for each module, please contact the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies.

Please note that some modules have a limited capacity.

Due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Theory options

Module title Credits
Music as Communication and Creative Practice (PG)
The Structure of Contemporary Political Communication (PG)
Race, Empire and Nation
Embodiment and Experience (Postgraduate)
Media, Law and Ethics (UG Second year)
Strategies of World Cinema
Archaeology of the Moving Image (Postgraduate)
Theories of the Culture Industry
Practical Methods 1 - Media Systems, Media Ecologies and Turbulence
Postcolonial Theory
Cultural Studies and Capitalism
Political Economy of the Media
Cultural Studies and Cultural Geography: Speed, Mobility and Territory
The City and Public Culture (Postgraduate)
Experimental Media
Media, Ritual and Contemporary Public Cultures (Postgraduate)
Representing Reality
Promotional Culture (Postgraduate)
Politics of the Audiovisual (Postgraduate)
Social Media in Everyday Life: A global perspective
Race and the Cultural Industries
Practices of the Culture Industry
Globalisation: Politics, Policy and Critique
Software Studies
Biopolitics & Aesthetics

Students can take a maximum of 30 credits from the lists below.

Journalism options

Module title Credits
Journalism in Context
Online News Reporting

Screen school options

Module title Credits
Camera Fundamentals
Contemporary Screen Narratives in Practice and Theory
Film Producing Fundamentals
Sound Design Fundamentals
The Ascent of the Image
Social Activist Film
Visual Storytelling
Film Editing Fundamentals
Developing the Screen Idea
Understanding the UK Media Industries - Fiction Production
Realising the Film: Production Values