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Society, Culture and Media, MA

School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, the United Kingdom

School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

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About Society, Culture and Media, MA - at School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

This interdisciplinary programme will allow you to benefit from the expertise of both the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the School of Media and Communication, enabling you to gain an in-depth understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical perspectives, and to critically analyse the relationship between culture, media and society.

Taught by leading researchers in the field, this programme covers key issues and concepts such as: media and social media; consumption; audiences; representation; globalisation; migration and place; tourism; inequality; creative work and material culture. Through its grounding in sociological approaches to the study of culture and media, a concern with questions of power, inequality and identity will be threaded through the course, enabling you to think critically about the relationship between gender, class, race and ethnicity, and the cultural realm.

In addition to developing a specialist knowledge in the field, you will also acquire key transferable skills in research, communication, analytical skills, self-management and group working, which will open up a range of career pathways within the media and creative industries and beyond.

Highlights

  • Benefit from the expertise of both the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the School of Media and Communication.

  • Gain specialist knowledge in the areas of consumption, traditional media and social media, globalisation, representation, popular culture and more.

  • Tailor the programme according to your interests with optional modules which cover journalism, promotional communication, videogames, digital resistance and reality TV.

  • Develop transferable skills including in research, analysis, group work and communication.

  • Prepare for careers in academia, communications and media policy, creative industries, media market, audience research and others.

Entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

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