MA

Media and Globalisation

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  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time (day)
  • Location: Clifton Campus
  • Starting: September 2019
  • Course duration: 1 / 2 year(s)
  • Entry requirements: More information

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This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communication technology, and the role they have to play in globalisation processes.

You will join a team of established experts who offer a unique course that combines both theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the main theoretical frameworks related to media and globalisation.

What you'll study

You will critically analyse the role and impact of the media industry in a global society to become critically aware of the implications of these debates for research strategies, theorising and practicing.

Alongside the theoretical content you will engage with the theory and practice of alternative audiovisual narratives and the key media production processes and professional practices relevant to media, cultural and communicative industries. You will engage with practical issues that are presently affecting media industries, this is directly relevant to those wishing to work within the media field in the future.

Our team of world leading media academics will inspire you. Many combine not only outstanding research records but also successful media careers. This allows you to benefit from a broad range of experience and expertise from across the media fields. The media team pride themselves on their accessible, student-centred approach to teaching and are available for one-to-one tutorial support and guidance.

  • Modules

    • Understanding Media and Culture in Asia - On this module you will study a range of Asian media through the lens of both Western scholarly practices and critical traditions and Asian perspectives. It will provide a critical understanding of the media environment and the dynamics of cultural change in contemporary Asia.
    • Media and Globalisation.  Theoretical, Practical and Contemporary issues - Following an introduction, the module is organised in four blocks of study: Globalisation, Media Industries, Media Analysis, Experimental audio-visual practice.
    • Dissertation - You will complete a 12- 15,000 word dissertation. Includes a block of lectures on research methodologies ranging from ethnography to questionnaires to visual methods as well as covering issues of ethics and positionality in research. Recent dissertation titles have included:
      • a case study of Soap Opera in Catalan Public Television
      • the impact of Global Technology on Taiwanese culture

    A course outline may include the following elements:

    • General introduction to the debates on media and globalisation;
    • Globalisation as a set of economic, political and cultural processes that facilitate transnational interconnectivity and a powerful discourse mobilized for particular political effects;
    • Discussion of a range of theories of global media: critical political economy, cultural studies, institutionalism, media corporations and public policy, and cultural & economic geography;
    • Discussion of leading edge thinking in the area of media studies and social theory to explore issues on transnational media spaces, cultures and practices particularly the nexus of the global to the local in the mediascape – media context and organisations, media text, and media consumption;
    • A critical look at the dynamics of various contemporary British Media industries in the wider context of globalisation, with a particular emphasis on the changing nature of production and distribution;
    • Experimentation with form and content in the development, production, and exhibition of an audio-visual text.

How you’re taught

Assessment

Assessment on the course involves course work, report writing, presentations and group work. The core of the course is structured with no formal examinations.

You will write a dissertation, and prepare work on research methods including an assessed dissertation proposal as part of the research training element of the degree. This varied pattern of assessment reflects the main aim of the course in preparing students for work either in academic, research, analysis or practical policy management fields.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can: enhance your communication skills, enrich your experience when travelling abroad and boost your career prospects. Find out more about the ULP.

Careers and employability

Career development

Recent graduates have gone on to a broad range of careers in the media and mobile industry. While this course serves as a stand-alone degree, its research focus also makes it suitable preparation for doctoral work.

Although this course does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills.

Entry requirements

  • A UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent.
  • This course is within the School of Arts and Humanities. Check out the English language requirements for International and EU students.
  • Applicantions from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our courses. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our pre-masters and foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please email our international team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us?

Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow our step-by-step guide. You can apply for this course throughout the year. Most of our postgraduate and professional courses are popular and fill up quickly though, so apply as soon as you can.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates’ guide. Here you’ll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

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Apply directly to the University online using the NTU online application portal.

Apply as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

CourseHome / EU 
full-time
Home / EU 
part-time
MA Media and Globalisation£6,900£3,450
MA Media and Globalisation (including Alumni 25% discount)£5,175£2,587.50

All fees stated are for September 2018 entry.

Please note that if you are considering a part-time route that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for Year One of study. The course fee for Year Two is subject to annual review.

Fees may be subject to change.

Please see our postgraduate fees, scholarships and bursaries page for more information.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. Please take a look at our postgraduates’ guide funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on +44 (0)115 848 2494.

Find out more about our terms and conditions of study for this course.

CourseInternational
full-time
MA Media and Globalisation£13,250
MA Media and Globalisation (including Alumni 25% discount)£9,937.50

All fees stated are for September 2018 entry. Fees may be subject to change.

Please see our postgraduate fees, scholarships and bursaries page for more information.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

Find out more about our terms and conditions of study for this course.

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