Postgraduate study2016

MA

Media and Creative Industries

Loughborough University London

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time

You will have the opportunity to gain contextual understanding of this highly popular field in a city globally renowned for its Media Creative Industries. In addition, you will have access to wide-ranging industry networks and events, gaining first-hand knowledge and exposure to potential employment opportunities.

MA

Media and Creative Industries

Loughborough University London

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time

You will have the opportunity to gain contextual understanding of this highly popular field in a city globally renowned for its Media Creative Industries. In addition, you will have access to wide-ranging industry networks and events, gaining first-hand knowledge and exposure to potential employment opportunities.

Programme information

Media and creative industries are important sources of employment and economic growth globally. This programme responds to this increasing prominence and looks to explore the changes in these industries globally over time. Media content and cultural products are also important carriers of meaning about the world which we use to construct our social identities and allegiances. This programme examines the way in which individuals and organisations consume and use media and culture in everyday life to fashion identities and relationships.

Core study areas include: media and creative industries: context and practices; media and creative industries: critical perspectives; collaborative project; creative industries in a global perspective; researching media industries an individual project (which can be a dissertation or business plan or placement project).

Optional study areas include: tourism and heritage industries; media for education and social change; media audiences; users and markets; cultural industries and creative labour/cultural work.

Subject enhancement areas include: design thinking; introduction to mobile internet and media clouds; leadership models and practices; principles of entrepreneurship and innovation; analysing the construction of leadership for a sport context.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams.

Entry qualification

Minimum of a higher second class honours degree in Social Science or Humanities or associated subjects from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.

Careers and further study

This programme equips you with the knowledge and skills for a great career in media. You will be well qualified to work in a variety of communication roles within public, private or third-sector companies, ranging from sport, gaming, and technology to press, policy and community-led initiatives.

Programme modules

Core Modules

  • Individual Project, Dissertation, Business Plan or Placement
  •  Collaborative Project
  • Media and Creative Industries: Context and Practices
  • Media and Creative Industries: Critical Perspectives
  • Researching Media Industries
  • Creative Industries in a Global Perspective
  • Second Subject Module

Optional Modules

  • Tourism and Heritage Industries
  • Media and Education for Social Change
  • Media Audiences, Users and Markets
  • Cultural industries and Creative Labour/Cultural Work

For more module information, please visit the London website

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We are delighted that you are considering Loughborough University in London as your postgraduate destination.

We have a long tradition of producing graduates who are highly sought after by employers.

All applications for postgraduate degrees should be made online. For further advice and guidance on how to make a successful application, and access to the Application Portal please visit www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/