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Communication, Culture and Media MA


This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

The Communication, Culture and Media MA is an exciting course that places an emphasis on understanding our complex mediated worlds through meaningful, research-based and real life projects. The course aims to introduce students to the study of cultures and the media by engaging in visible and active assignments that develop creative, critical and digital skills. Students engage with ideas at the cutting edge of the field, with the aim of producing graduates who are adaptable, flexible and agile in their thinking, research and practice. Working at a higher degree level, students have the opportunity to work interculturally as media experts, creative, professional communicators and researchers in the arts and cultural industries, as evidenced by our success levels in student destinations.



We are one of the founders in the field in the UK with over 25 years' experience. You will want to chose this course if you: 

  • Are interested in making your voice heard and visible through intellectually challenging and engaging projects;
  • Are looking to make, create and respond in meaningful ways to a range of important issues of the day, and;
  • You want to build your professional collaborations, independence and knowledge of the world. 

What you will get in return is a course set within its own global community where many students come from overseas, dedicated staff who are enthused by sharing the most recent knowledge and ideas in their fields. We aim to create a supportive and collaborative environment where students and staff work together on important and topical issues. Together, we help ensure that, in the wider context of an expanding globalized media, your voice gets heard, for example through assessments that can take the form of digital publishing, public events and exhibitions. We provide a range of exciting opportunities to produce industry-related work and self-directed portfolios that are geared towards creating graduates who could work either in the UK or abroad.


The Communication, Culture and Media MA is made up of four mandatory modules:

  • Exploring Digital Cultures
  • Transnational Subjectivity
  • Screen Cultures and Selves.
  • Research ≠ Practice Portfolio 

And the choice of two elective/optional modules (with three of the following six offered per semester*):

  • Contemporary Expectations
  • Transcultural Distribution
  • Embodying Method
  • International Film
  • Cultural Labour
  • The Networked Society

*Subject to student numbers

Student-CCMIn all elements of the course, students learn to put theory into practice at an advanced level through informed theoretical ideas that develop new accounts of the world around us. You will learn to engage with practice, whether in theory, research, or activity, that is agile and responsive. You will also develop an ability think deeply, and participate with high level theoretical ideas that challenge what other take for granted. Through cross-over modules and a research/practice portfolio, you will learn to work in teams and independently, providing you with a broader understanding of the media landscape. 

The course makes use of a range of creative practices to ensure students gain a rich and transferable skill-set, including intercultural competences, team work, presentation skills and professionalism, that are essential to media experts. Assessments include seminars, conferences, film screenings, public events, photographic exhibitions, websites and international collaborations.

Entry Requirements

Normal entry requires a good undergraduate degree on the British model in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Equivalent qualifications from overseas and professional qualifications are also acceptable.


To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The MA in Communication Culture and Media aims to produce graduates who are adaptable, flexible and agile in both their thinking and practice, and who can work interculturally in both individual and group work-based situations. Graduates of the course have highly developed communication skills, will be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines, and have a good self-reflexive understanding of their own professional development needs and approaches to improving their own skills.

Communication-Culture-MediaGraduates of the Communication Culture and Media MA have an industry-ready and cutting edge professional portfolio that demonstrates their potential as future leaders in media industries. The course also has a focus on the creative capacities of students, making graduates candidates for work in the creative and cultural industries, including film, television, journalism, digital publishing, and related industries. Students will be able to demonstrate curatorial skills and will understand the aesthetic and theoretical components of their own and others’ work. The emphasis on critical, ethical and sensitive thinking will produce graduates well suited to charity and third sector work. Graduate destinations are evidenced through our international alumni networks and supported by the courses’ high achievements for graduate level employment following the course.

The combination of skills listed above and the course emphasis on developing new frameworks for knowledge will also make further research and academic study a highly viable option.


Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.


Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

Course code:
  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time


Contact Details:

International Office

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152