Media Research

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £16,950
Domestic tuition: £7,000

Program overview

This interdisciplinary Masters degree is jointly taught by leading academics in media and social science research. You’ll gain both a theoretical and practical understanding of social science research methods, and learn how to apply these to the media and cultural industries. Covering social sciences and humanities approaches, the Masters will give you solid, extensive training in advanced media research methods. You’ll be encouraged to explore your own research interests, gain real-world experience of research and develop your own approach to research throughout the course. The degree is primarily targeted at anyone needing research training before embarking on a higher research degree, such as a PhD. The course also offers an excellent grounding in social science methods, which are transferable to media research for industry, journalism, marketing and advertising research, production research and wider aspects of social research consultancy. Enhancing your employability is one of our top priorities. That’s why all MRes students are given the opportunity for a research placement as part of our course where you can apply your learning to the real world.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each sub-skill Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with 56 in each sub-skill IBT TOEFL 80 overall with 18 in reading, 23 in writing, 19 in listening and 21 in speaking

Career opportunities

This course is ideal preparation for those wanting to go on to complete a PhD. It also offers an excellent grounding in social science methods that are transferable to media research for industry, marketing research, advertising research and production research. Graduates have gone on to successful careers as academic researchers and in a range of careers in the media and related industries.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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