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Media and Creative Industries MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: London
  • Part-time: Up to 4 years
  • School: Loughborough University London

Programme information

This programme examines the ways in which individuals and organisations consume and use media to fashion identities and forge relationships.

You will develop a detailed understanding of media and cultural theories, history, cultural policy, gender and social movements, in one of the world’s principal cities for international communications and media.

You will learn from a passionate faculty of leading professionals and academics, offering a vibrant insight into the media and creative industries, through the sharing of specialised knowledge in information science, law, anthropology, political economy, political and social theory, ethnic studies and more.

Programme aims

  • To enable students to gain a systematic and critical awareness of current issues and debates in the analysis of media and creative industries
  • To foster students’ ability to critically analyse current research and advanced scholarship about economic, social, cultural, political and historical dimensions of the creative industries
  • To foster students’ ability to critically analyse current research and advanced scholarship about the operation of the creative industries in a global context
  • To develop students’ skills and competencies in a comprehensive range of research methods and techniques relevant to the investigation of media and creative industries
  • To enable students to interpret, evaluate and apply advanced knowledge of media and creative industries in an innovative way
  • To prepare students for employment in diverse professional environments through a combination of independent work and industry exposure

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a social sciences, humanities or associated subject. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here


 Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams. Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake. 

Future Career Prospects

Our graduates are highly-qualified to work in a variety of media and communication roles within public, private or third-sector companies, ranging from sport, gaming and technology, to press, policy and community led initiatives.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

London taught programmesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 £10,000 £17,000

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.


A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.