Gender, Media and Culture, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15610
    Tuition (Year)
    7300
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

About

Drawing on the internationally recognised and pioneering expertise of staff in the Department of Sociology and Department of Media and Communications, the programme offers you the opportunity to develop cutting-edge critical skills in relation to cultural approaches to gender formation and gender theory.

As well as these theoretical and analytical points of orientation, the MA in Gender, Media and Culture aims to help you grasp the importance of epistemology and methodology for the evaluation of empirical investigations of gender formations.

The programme therefore introduces you to, and offers training in, the key socio-cultural methods for the study of gender in the contemporary world, including methods for the study of visual culture; the body and affect; and memory.

These two elements of the programme are brought together in a dissertation study, which involves tailored supervision in the application of research methods to a specific topic.

Overall the programme has the following interrelated aims

  • to provide in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of contemporary gender formations
  • to provide theoretical, analytical and methodological points of orientation for understanding gender and culture transnationally and across different societies and geo-political regions
  • to offer skilled supervision in the development and completion of a small research project which tests thoroughly a range of research skills
  • to expose students to a lively research environment and the relevant expertise of the research-led Departments of Sociology and Media and Communications

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Introduction to Feminist Theory and Culture
  • Gender Affect and the Body
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Understanding Journalism, for Research Students
  • Embodiment and Experience
  • Media Geographies
  • Race, Empire and Nation
  • Media, Ritual and Contemporary Public Cultures
  • Music as Communication and Creative Practice
  • Political Economy of the Media
  • Promotional Culture
  • The City and Consumer Culture
  • Contemporary Screen Narratives in Practice and Theory
  • The Structures of Contemporary Political Communication
  • Asking the Right Questions: Research and Practice
  • Campaign Skills: Theory and Practice
  • Journalism in Context
  • Cultural Studies and Cultural Geography: Speed, Mobility and Territory

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
                                  • Programme intensity

                                    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                                    Full-time
                                    • Duration 12 months
                                    Part-time
                                    • Average duration 24 months
                                    • Intensity Flexible
                                    • Part-time variant
                                      Flexible
                                  • Languages
                                    • English
                                  • Delivery mode
                                    On Campus
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                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    6.5

                                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

                                    193

                                    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                                    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                                  Academic Requirements

                                  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.
                                  • You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

                                  Tuition Fee Per Year

                                  • GBP 15610 International
                                  • GBP 7300 EU/EEA

                                  Funding

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