MA Media Industries
(Award available for year: Master of Arts)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:- to outline the main debates and theoretical approaches relevant to an understanding of the media industries, particularly as they relate to questions of power and social communication.- to understand the interactions and connections between media production, media consumption and media meaning/representation.- to demonstrate knowledge of national and regional differences in media industries and their role in societies.- to demonstrate knowledge of the historical development of the media industries internationally.- to analyse and construct arguments about the role of the media in societies with appropriate and critical use of concepts, theories and evidence.• to compare and evaluate explanations of media processes relevant to media industries, derived from different theoretical perspectives.• to examine media forms critically with appropriate reference to media industries and the social and cultural contexts in which they were produced and consumed.- to demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own research and advanced scholarship- to demonstrate additional expertise and an understanding of contemporary research, in one or more designated areas of the field
Transferable (key) skills
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.