The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.
For each module, we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.
Each module runs with 15 credits requiring an estimated 15 hours of study time per week, with the flexibility to study from one to two modules per academic semester.
The underlying focus of this course is on developing your ability to think both critically and creatively, and to enable you to develop projects within an ever-changing and shifting media environment. You can benefit from the innovative and interactive content and activities provided on our online platform FutureLearn. This opens up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world.
Developing you and your future career
During your studies you will be constantly encouraged to think about your own career path, your hopes and aspirations for your professional life beyond your MA. We place specific focus on building your portfolio that has meaning for not only your course, but for an external audience of relevant media professionals.
After graduating a dedicated team will continue to support you to further tailor your career.
One of the key aims of the programme is to provide you with opportunities to engage with real-world contexts: you will be encouraged to react, re-think and respond to live media situations and stories, and things that matter to you and your life. The course will engage with guest speakers and lecturers with active practice and experience, bringing contemporary and theoretical concepts to life.