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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Media Industries (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-COMM/MI-PUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Anna Zoellner Contact address:a.zoellner@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Good first degree - 2:1 or above or overseas equivalent;
An IELTS Band Score of 6.5, with 7.0 preferred and with not less than 6.0 in any skill area or
Internet Based TOEFL 94 overall (with not less than 21 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Writing)

Applicants with an IELTS score of 6.0 may be eligible for entry provided they successfully complete the University’s InterComm Pre-sessional English Language course.
Information about the course can be found on the Language Centre pages of the University website.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Media and Communication

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Media and Communication

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

N/A

Programme specification:

The programme is distinctive in that offers students knowledge and understanding of the media industries along the following set of dimensions:
- Sociocultural: The relationship between media industries and the social and cultural impacts of the media.
- Historical: The historical development of the media, including the industrialisation and commodification of cultural production
- Political: Efforts by governments (international, national and regional) to influence the size, structure and behaviour of media industries, through legislation, regulation and subsidy; how media industries seek to affect policy.
- Economic: Questions of ownership and control, including processes of concentration, conglomeration and integration, and the centrality of rights.
- Organisational: Historical tensions between creativity and commerce, and how media industries attempt to manage these tensions.
- Ethical: How processes of industrialisation bear on how people live their lives in modern societies.

In addition, the programme is distinctive in that it is offered by an Institute that prioritises research in this area, through its Media Industries Research Centre (MIRC).


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

COMM5710MThe Media Industries30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5720MMedia Production Analysis30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 - 60 credits from the following optional modules in either year 1 or year 2:

COMM5170MTelevision Narrative30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5370MInternational Film Industries30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5750MRadio Technologies, Industries and Cultures30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5790MIdentity, Culture and Technology30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5805MCultures of Contemporary Photography30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5815MCinematics and Photography30 creditsSemester 1
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
PECI5208MCultural Policy30 creditsSemester 2
PECI5209MCritical Debates in Culture and Place30 creditsSemester 1
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of Discovery Modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

COMM5600MDissertation and Research Methods60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 - 60 credits from the following optional modules in either year 1 or year 2:

COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5370MInternational Film Industries30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5690MMultimedia Journalism30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5750MRadio Technologies, Industries and Cultures30 creditsSemester 1
COMM5790MIdentity, Culture and Technology30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5805MCultures of Contemporary Photography30 creditsSemester 2
COMM5815MCinematics and Photography30 creditsSemester 1
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2
PECI5208MCultural Policy30 creditsSemester 2
PECI5209MCritical Debates in Culture and Place30 creditsSemester 1
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may not choose the same optional modules in year 2 that they studied in year 1.

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of Discovery modules in either year 1 or year 2 but not both.

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of Discovery Modules.

Last updated: 15/09/2017

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