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2021/22 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:David Lee Contact address:D.J.Lee@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).


Year1 - 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 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5720MMedia Production Analysis30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

COMM5135MCritical Issues in Media and Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5140MMedia and Communication Theory30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5170MTelevision Narrative30 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM5200MCommunication and International Affairs30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5235MPromotional Media, Culture and Society30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5310MMedia, Culture and Globalisation30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM5645MJournalism Theory and Research30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5655MJournalism Practice and Policy30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5695MCommunication and Development30 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5796MClimate Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5866MGlobal migration, ‘race’ and media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5895MDigital Platforms: Critical and Cultural Analysis30 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST5037MTransnational East Asian Cinemas30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST5055MStylistic Aesthetics of Chinese Language in Media and Communication15 credits 
MODL5014MRhetoric and Public Speaking15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5209MCritical Debates in Culture and Place30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5214MCreativity and Innovation Management30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5216MArts and Activism30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5218MCultural Policy and the Politics of Culture30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5406MNarrative Perspectives in Practice30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5407MDigital and Intermedial Storytelling30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED5738MTechnology, Media and Politics: Research and Real World Cases30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5240MRacism, Decoloniality and Migration30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5312MTheorising Gender 130 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP5355MInequalities: Exploring causes, Consequences and Interventions30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5380MVideogames and Society30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of postgraduate level electives, or Discovery modules aimed at final year undergraduates. (Such modules have a 3 or a 5 as the first digit in the module code)

Candidates may study 0 - 30 credits of Discovery Modules.


Year2 - 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 (12mth)

Optional modules:

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

COMM5135MCritical Issues in Media and Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5140MMedia and Communication Theory30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5170MTelevision Narrative30 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM5200MCommunication and International Affairs30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5235MPromotional Media, Culture and Society30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5310MMedia, Culture and Globalisation30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5540MThe Reporting of Politics30 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM5645MJournalism Theory and Research30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5655MJournalism Practice and Policy30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5695MCommunication and Development30 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5730MThe Cultural History of Promotional Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5796MClimate Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5866MGlobal migration, ‘race’ and media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5895MDigital Platforms: Critical and Cultural Analysis30 creditsNot running in 202122
EAST5037MTransnational East Asian Cinemas30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST5055MStylistic Aesthetics of Chinese Language in Media and Communication15 credits 
MODL5014MRhetoric and Public Speaking15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL5016MManaging Business Across Cultures15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL5028MInternational Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL5050MWriting for Professional Purposes15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5209MCritical Debates in Culture and Place30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5214MCreativity and Innovation Management30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5216MArts and Activism30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5218MCultural Policy and the Politics of Culture30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5406MNarrative Perspectives in Practice30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5407MDigital and Intermedial Storytelling30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED5738MTechnology, Media and Politics: Research and Real World Cases30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5240MRacism, Decoloniality and Migration30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5312MTheorising Gender 130 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP5355MInequalities: Exploring causes, Consequences and Interventions30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5370MReality TV: Truth or Fiction?30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5380MVideogames and Society30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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.

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