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Course starts: 14 October 2019Apply now
Given the importance of theory, an important attraction of this Masters is Sunderland’s research specialisms. These include media power, sexualities, identities, and how technology changes the way we experience the world, as well as performance and distribution. The course culminates in a dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with tutors.
*Please note: we're currently recruiting for the dissertation stage only of this course (60 credits). If you are interested in a full (180 credits) course, please see MA Film and Cultural Studies.
All modules are team taught, drawing on the wide range of research specialisms of our staff. Co-taught with MA Film and Cultural Studies, this MA enables you to contextualise your own work within the wider field of film, media and cultural studies, as well as pursue your own specific interest in a particular area of the media. This approach is excellent preparation if you are thinking of continuing on to PhD level. You will also be able to specialise and pursue your own specific interests film via choice of assignment questions on the taught modules and via negotiation of topics in the Special Topic and Dissertation modules.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working. We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, workshops and group work. Via CRMCS’s research seminar programme, these are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.
From stage 2 you will be expected to engage in a greater degree in self-directed study in preparation for the stage 3 dissertation. You will also have high levels of contact with tutors who give regular feedback and support. Assessment methods include essays, projects, presentations, and a dissertation.
You will complete a supervised dissertation on a topic of your choice. As the culmination of the course, it will build on all the skills and knowledge that you have gained up to this point.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
We usually require applicants to hold a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a related discipline.
We will also consider applications from those who hold a 2:2 honours degree.
If English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 7.0.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course, you will be equipped for a range of roles in the media and cultural industries.
Throughout the course, you will refine your powers of analysis and communication. These skills are highly valued by employers and will boost your employability.
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