Loughborough University London

Course Introduction

This programme is rooted in the dynamic development of London as a global media city and focuses on the transformation and growth of these industries in an international context. Media and cultural industries are important sources of employment and economic growth globally. This programme charts the increasing prominence and understands the changes in these industries and how they are governed over time and in different countries. Media content and cultural products are also important carriers of meaning about the world which we use to construct our social identities and allegiances. This programme examines the way in which individuals and organisations consume and use media and culture in everyday life to fashion identities and relationships. Based in the former Olympic International Broadcast Centre, our neighbours include BT Sport broadcasting company, owners of Europe's largest Sport TV studios. Along with providing a strong theoretical foundation, these connections mean that the programme can also offer opportunities for students to gain industry exposure and insights into the practical aspects of the media industry.

Course Modules

Modules include: Individual project, dissertation, business plan or placement; collaborative project; media and creative industries (context and practices); media and creative industries (critical perspectives); researching media industries; creative industries in a global perspective; second subject module. Optional modules include: Tourism and heritage industries; media for education and social change; media audiences, users and markets; cultural industries and creative labour/cultural work.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum of a higher 2nd Class Honours degree in social science or humanities or associated subjects from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (reading, listening, writing and speaking) or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £16,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £10,150  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 4 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)