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Media, Culture and Education, MA

University College London (UCL), the United Kingdom

University College London (UCL)

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About Media, Culture and Education, MA - at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • explore media education, media literacy and related fields
  • develop your skills of analysis and research
  • combine theory with practical opportunities for media production
  • examine critically the most recent developments in the fields of cultural studies and new media, including the impact of new technologies on education
  • engage with debates about the place and purpose of the media in society, including in formal and informal learning settings.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • explore the theory and practice of media education and emergent new literacies in the digital age
  • work with leading researchers in the field
  • develop media production skills, including digital video, animation and blogging
  • engage with social media and consider its impact on education
  • develop your capacities as a media educator
  • work with the British Film Institute, our partner for three of the modules.
Who is this programme for?

Anyone with a personal, professional, educational or academic interest in media, culture and communication in terms of both analysis and production.

Entry requirements

A good first degree in a relevant subject.

Core topics
  • Media, cultural theory and education.
Related topics
  • Internet cultures: theory and practice
  • Computer games, virtual worlds and education
  • Digital animation and new literacies
  • Digital video production
  • Film: theory and educational practice.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, plus practical work for some modules, and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Attendance

Mixed mode, including face-to-face residential workshops at the IOE and British Film Institute of two to three days per module, supported by online learning.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teachers in primary and secondary schools and further and higher education
  • journalists, new media producers, film and TV producers
  • museum and gallery education officers
  • PR and marketing managers.
Aims

This masters degree will:

  • explore media education, media literacy and related fields
  • develop your skills of analysis and research
  • combine theory with practical opportunities for media production
  • examine critically the most recent developments in the fields of cultural studies and new media, including the impact of new technologies on education
  • engage with debates about the place and purpose of the media in society, including in formal and informal learning settings.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • explore the theory and practice of media education and emergent new literacies in the digital age
  • work with leading researchers in the field
  • develop media production skills, including digital video, animation and blogging
  • engage with social media and consider its impact on education
  • develop your capacities as a media educator
  • work with the British Film Institute, our partner for three of the modules.
Who is this programme for?

Anyone with a personal, professional, educational or academic interest in media, culture and communication in terms of both analysis and production.

Entry requirements

A good first degree in a relevant subject.

Core topics
  • Media, cultural theory and education.
Related topics
  • Internet cultures: theory and practice
  • Computer games, virtual worlds and education
  • Digital animation and new literacies
  • Digital video production
  • Film: theory and educational practice.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, plus practical work for some modules, and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Attendance

Mixed mode, including face-to-face residential workshops at the IOE and British Film Institute of two to three days per module, supported by online learning.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teachers in primary and secondary schools and further and higher education
  • journalists, new media producers, film and TV producers
  • museum and gallery education officers
  • PR and marketing managers.

 

Core modules
  • Media, Cultural Theory, Research And Education
Recommended modules
  • Computer Games, Virtual Worlds And Education
  • Computer Games, Virtual Worlds And Education
  • Digital Animation And New Literacies
  • Digital Video Production
  • Film: Theory and Educational Practice
  • Internet Cultures: Theory And Practice

Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree in a relevant subject.

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