Social Sciences

Postgraduate taught

In the Department of Social Sciences we offer a rich variety of taught postgraduate masters programmes in Media, Communication and culture. The courses are delivered by an internationally renowned interdisciplinary team, through the use of contemporary case studies and research-informed applied teaching and learning.

The courses provide training in media, communications, digital culture, sociological, anthropological, theory, as well as quantitative and qualitative methods. They prepare our graduates for future careers in broadcast media, journalism, online media, public relations, advertising, marketing, and publishing as well as providing an excellent platform for those who wish to go on to further academic study.

Study with us because


    Top 50 in the world for Communication and Media Studies
    39th in the world, 8th in Europe, 6th in the UK
    (QS World University Rankings, 2013-17)

    2nd in the UK for Communication and Media Studies
    (Times Good University Guide 2017 and Complete University Guide 2017)


    90% of our Research is World-Leading or Internationally Excellent
    (REF 2014)

    2nd in the UK for Research Intensity
    (Times Higher Education 2014)

Further information in the prospectus