2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA New Media
|Programme code:||MA-COMM/NM||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Helen Thornham||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Total credits: 180
Good first degree, University IELTS requirements for PGs:
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Recognized tests are IELTS with a required overall score of 6.5, with no element below 6.0, or TOEFL equivalent score.
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
Currently, there are a range of masters level programmes in the fields of new, digital and interactive media, but the vast majority of these are taught as practical degrees, with little reflection on new media in its socio-cultural, economic and political contexts. While such teaching is valuable in its own right, it does not equip students with the tools to evaluate the ways in which new media shapes and is shaped by the world around us. This degree, like a small minority of existing new media programmes at masters level, will provide an opportunity to exercise this reflection, alongside the development of practical skills in planning, designing, developing and implementing new media systems and solutions, as well as deconstructing and interrogating existing media systems. The degree will combine new School modules, developed specifically for this programme, existing School modules, and optional modules from the School of Design, as appropriate.
The MA New Media is distinctive due to:
1) Location within the School and fit to existing MA options and modules: This MA is designed to complement and extend existing offerings whilst maintaining the key balance between practice and theory that distinguishes the School from its competitors.
2) Unique combination of theory and practice that is taught through a critical lens: this MA is one of very few to combine theory and practice, and would be the only offering of this kind from a Russell group university.
3) Expertise in the field: the New Media team within the ICS are internationally recognised in their areas. The MA is designed around the core critical issues in new media, but is distinguished by the depth and breadth of knowledge provided by the researchers at Leeds.
4) Use of current research to complement and underpin teaching: This provides the students with a unique experience of research-led teaching, which uses live research and theoretically grounded contemporary empirical work.
Year 1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules. Completion of the two compulsory modules only will result in a PG Certificate:
|COMM5600M||Dissertation and Research Methods||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep|
|COMM5780M||Digital Practices||60 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Candidates will be required to study 30 - 60 credits of Optional modules
Candidates will be required to study 0 - 30 credits from the following semester 1 modules:
|COMM5250M||Feminism, Identity and Media||30 credits||Semester 1|
|COMM5730M||The Cultural History of Promotional Communication||30 credits||Semester 1|
|COMM5750M||Radio Technologies, Industries and Cultures||30 credits||Semester 1|
|COMM5815M||Cinematics and Photography||30 credits||Semester 1|
|MODL5014M||Rhetoric and Public Speaking||15 credits||Semester 1|
|MODL5028M||International Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice||15 credits||Semester 1|
|PECI5209M||Critical Debates in Culture and Place||30 credits||Semester 1|
Candidates will be required to study 0 - 30 credits from the following semester 2 modules:
|COMM5170M||Television Narrative||30 credits||Semester 2|
|COMM5601M||Innovations in Political Communication||30 credits||Semester 2|
|COMM5690M||Multimedia Journalism||30 credits||Semester 2|
|COMM5735M||Individual Directed Study (New Media)||30 credits||Semester 2|
|COMM5790M||Identity, Culture and Technology||30 credits||Semester 2|
|COMM5805M||Cultures of Contemporary Photography||30 credits||Semester 2|
|MODL5016M||Managing Business Across Cultures||15 credits||Semester 2|
|MODL5050M||Writing for Professional Purposes||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5360M||Researching Inequality in the Media||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5370M||Reality TV: Truth or Fiction?||30 credits||Semester 2|
Candidates may study 0-30 credits of Discovery modules in either semester 1 or semester 2 (but not both).
candidates may study 30 credits of elective modules in either semester 1 or semester 2.
Last updated: 15/09/2017
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