MSc Media Economics is designed for students from film, literature and media degrees who have studied statistics and wish to grow their analytical skills to understand the economic and political context of the industries in which they aim to pursue careers. This course fits into UEA's Applied Training Programme designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics.
Study compulsory modules in economic concept and econometric methods, the economics and politics of the mass media and the international political economy. You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
The course is taught jointly by the School of Economics and the School of Political, Social and International Studies, both of which have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching on media issues. Teaching in UEA's School of Economics is informed by cutting edge research and practice; members of academic staff advise the European Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and other institutions, and their day-to-day experience in the running of competition policy gives a practical angle to the academic rigour of their teaching.
This degree opens up a career path in the business side of the media - account executives in advertising, finance and management positions in broadcasting, publishing.