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Postgraduate course
MA

Media and Culture

Media and Culture

Media and Culture

Media and Culture

Media and Culture

International Scholarships available

Overview

This course will enhance your theoretical knowledge and will provide an opportunity to put theory into practice. Your first semester critically engages with key theories and the second focuses on developing your analytical, investigative and practical skills. During the final part of your course, you will complete a major independent project.

Your modules offer perspectives on a broad range of topics in relation to the study of media and culture, such as the effect of globalisation on media consumption, the impact new media platforms have had upon fandom, and how cultural identities are marginalised through mediatized images.

Work will be evaluated via a range of innovative assessment methods, including pitching your work to industry experts. You will learn collaboratively through seminars, guest lectures and workshops, with a wealth of opportunities to give your learning real-world context. Our academic staff's professional experience will ensure your expertise meets the expectations of potential employers.
We host regular guest lectures from visiting practitioners and researchers providing opportunities to learn from talented and creative minds. Visiting professionals have included newspaper editors, digital marketing executives and radio producers.

You will join a vibrant academic community that works in collaboration with people from a range of disciplines, giving you access to expertise from a variety of subject areas. You will be taught by academic staff whose research is highly regarded around the world, with excellent contacts across a host of regional and national organisations, including newspapers and magazines, sports organisations, social media marketing agencies and radio stations.

A rich variety of volunteering opportunities will be open to you, including the chance to work at broadcast media organisations, with sports journalists, or at radio stations. You will have the chance to contribute to and attend an interdisciplinary conference event that will encourage networking and help provide a platform to showcase your work and ideas.

Studying in the heart of Leeds, you will be close to a wealth of nationally significant cultural sites within the city and across the north, including Media City in Manchester and the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

"The new Media & Culture MA looks really exciting. The core and option modules take interesting angles on media and cultural practices as you explore mobile media, music, art, discrimination and how social groups are represented. The MA allows for deep theoretical engagement but what's brilliant is that you have the opportunity to apply your skills within industry!" (Postgraduate student Katie Langford)

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Media, Humanities or Social Sciences, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Media, Humanities or Social Sciences, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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Teaching and learning

Option modules will comprise a selection from the portfolio of module specifications as listed below. The option modules that will run in a given semester will depend on student numbers, and the student preferences of a particular cohort. We cannot guarantee that every single option will run. Option modules will be discussed with you during induction, and you will be asked to state your preference (first to third). We anticipate that two of the three optional modules, at least, will run per semester.

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Study a range of theoretical perspectives on media and culture. You will develop critical thinking skills while you focus on the original work of key theorists whose ideas continue to be significant and relevant today including Jean Baudrillard, Roland Barthes, Stuart Hall and Walter Benjamin. This module will enable you to develop an extensive knowledge of different theoretical voices in media and cultural studies, and how these voices contribute to debates surrounding the role of media in today?s global society.

Gain real-world industry experience by working with industry professionals. This module will provide a platform for you to apply your theoretical knowledge to produce new, practical and creative content. You will experience how a chosen media/cultural industry operates and undertake a live project having received a brief from an industry professional.

Understand how to practically conduct research. In preparation for your major project, this module will see you critically explore key research methodologies including textual analysis, content analysis, critical discourse analysis, questionnaires, interviews, observation, ethnography and Netenography. You will understand effective strategies for gathering empirical work, understand issues such as ethical dilemmas and researcher bias and how they may be mitigated, and how to analyse data. This module will enhance your study skills such as critical reading, critical writing and presenting.

Consolidate your studies and tailor your learning experience by defining an area of academic investigation, practice or creative exploration. You will be supported by tutors and media professionals while you pursue either a major academic, professional or creative project.

Critically investigate forms of discrimination within a media and cultural context. You will define discriminatory practices such as racism, sexism, homophobia and class issues before exploring the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination. This module will encourage you to understand ways in which discrimination can be challenged within media and cultural industries. Your studies will focus on the works of various anti-discriminatory organisations, campaign groups and industry professionals who are committed to social change.

Apply post-war psychosocial thinking to the question of contemporary citizenship. Neoliberal rationalities may be diverse and chaotic but they do depend on the construction of certain `ideal' citizens: this module will ask if happiness and self-control play a role in that construction. You will examine the creation of modern interiority, popular psychology and the role of big pharmacology in order to ask `is optimism cruel?'.

Critically explore the ways in which new media technologies have become embedded within the practices of everyday life. Across the module, you will consider how mobile media technologies influence and shape the ways in which we navigate through time and space, and how they have altered our experiences of leisure and pleasure, created new realms to perform fan identities, and the ways in which we produce and consume news content. This module will see you investigate, select and apply key concepts such as technological determinism, post-fandom, the panopticon, Online Disinhibition Effect, and presumption to specific aspects of mobile media culture.

Investigate the relationship between mainstream culture and the reproduction of social inequalities and social injustice. This module will take the monster as its focus in order to introduce some of the ways marginalised people and populations are presented as threats. You will study cultural representations in reality television and factual welfare programming to ask just how fear, hate and disgust are circulated and why.

Explore the relationship artists have cultivated with the media. From international dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who uses art and social media to inspire global audiences, to US 1970s avant-garde feminist film-maker Martha Rosler, this module will explore how artists use Twitter, television and art-house movie theatres to disseminate challenging cultural and political questions.

Explore the connections between a range of cultural contexts that make use of and depend upon music for their structures of meaning. You will study the roles and uses of music in mediating events, places and identity in film, TV, radio and online environments. This module will connect issues and ideas via the common thread of the use of music to mediate meaning.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download

Study a range of theoretical perspectives on media and culture. You will develop critical thinking skills while you focus on the original work of key theorists whose ideas continue to be significant and relevant today including Jean Baudrillard, Roland Barthes, Stuart Hall and Walter Benjamin. This module will enable you to develop an extensive knowledge of different theoretical voices in media and cultural studies, and how these voices contribute to debates surrounding the role of media in today?s global society.

Gain real-world industry experience by working with industry professionals. This module will provide a platform for you to apply your theoretical knowledge to produce new, practical and creative content. You will experience how a chosen media/cultural industry operates and undertake a live project having received a brief from an industry professional.

Understand how to practically conduct research. In preparation for your major project, this module will see you critically explore key research methodologies including textual analysis, content analysis, critical discourse analysis, questionnaires, interviews, observation, ethnography and Netenography. You will understand effective strategies for gathering empirical work, understand issues such as ethical dilemmas and researcher bias and how they may be mitigated, and how to analyse data. This module will enhance your study skills such as critical reading, critical writing and presenting.

Consolidate your studies and tailor your learning experience by defining an area of academic investigation, practice or creative exploration. You will be supported by tutors and media professionals while you pursue either a major academic, professional or creative project.

Critically investigate forms of discrimination within a media and cultural context. You will define discriminatory practices such as racism, sexism, homophobia and class issues before exploring the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination. This module will encourage you to understand ways in which discrimination can be challenged within media and cultural industries. Your studies will focus on the works of various anti-discriminatory organisations, campaign groups and industry professionals who are committed to social change.

Apply post-war psychosocial thinking to the question of contemporary citizenship. Neoliberal rationalities may be diverse and chaotic but they do depend on the construction of certain `ideal' citizens: this module will ask if happiness and self-control play a role in that construction. You will examine the creation of modern interiority, popular psychology and the role of big pharmacology in order to ask `is optimism cruel?'.

Critically explore the ways in which new media technologies have become embedded within the practices of everyday life. Across the module, you will consider how mobile media technologies influence and shape the ways in which we navigate through time and space, and how they have altered our experiences of leisure and pleasure, created new realms to perform fan identities, and the ways in which we produce and consume news content. This module will see you investigate, select and apply key concepts such as technological determinism, post-fandom, the panopticon, Online Disinhibition Effect, and presumption to specific aspects of mobile media culture.

Investigate the relationship between mainstream culture and the reproduction of social inequalities and social injustice. This module will take the monster as its focus in order to introduce some of the ways marginalised people and populations are presented as threats. You will study cultural representations in reality television and factual welfare programming to ask just how fear, hate and disgust are circulated and why.

Explore the relationship artists have cultivated with the media. From international dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who uses art and social media to inspire global audiences, to US 1970s avant-garde feminist film-maker Martha Rosler, this module will explore how artists use Twitter, television and art-house movie theatres to disseminate challenging cultural and political questions.

Explore the connections between a range of cultural contexts that make use of and depend upon music for their structures of meaning. You will study the roles and uses of music in mediating events, places and identity in film, TV, radio and online environments. This module will connect issues and ideas via the common thread of the use of music to mediate meaning.

Study a range of theoretical perspectives on media and culture. You will develop critical thinking skills while you focus on the original work of key theorists whose ideas continue to be significant and relevant today including Jean Baudrillard, Roland Barthes, Stuart Hall and Walter Benjamin. This module will enable you to develop an extensive knowledge of different theoretical voices in media and cultural studies, and how these voices contribute to debates surrounding the role of media in today?s global society.

Gain real-world industry experience by working with industry professionals. This module will provide a platform for you to apply your theoretical knowledge to produce new, practical and creative content. You will experience how a chosen media/cultural industry operates and undertake a live project having received a brief from an industry professional.

Understand how to practically conduct research. In preparation for your major project, this module will see you critically explore key research methodologies including textual analysis, content analysis, critical discourse analysis, questionnaires, interviews, observation, ethnography and Netenography. You will understand effective strategies for gathering empirical work, understand issues such as ethical dilemmas and researcher bias and how they may be mitigated, and how to analyse data. This module will enhance your study skills such as critical reading, critical writing and presenting.

Consolidate your studies and tailor your learning experience by defining an area of academic investigation, practice or creative exploration. You will be supported by tutors and media professionals while you pursue either a major academic, professional or creative project.

Critically investigate forms of discrimination within a media and cultural context. You will define discriminatory practices such as racism, sexism, homophobia and class issues before exploring the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination. This module will encourage you to understand ways in which discrimination can be challenged within media and cultural industries. Your studies will focus on the works of various anti-discriminatory organisations, campaign groups and industry professionals who are committed to social change.

Apply post-war psychosocial thinking to the question of contemporary citizenship. Neoliberal rationalities may be diverse and chaotic but they do depend on the construction of certain `ideal' citizens: this module will ask if happiness and self-control play a role in that construction. You will examine the creation of modern interiority, popular psychology and the role of big pharmacology in order to ask `is optimism cruel?'.

Critically explore the ways in which new media technologies have become embedded within the practices of everyday life. Across the module, you will consider how mobile media technologies influence and shape the ways in which we navigate through time and space, and how they have altered our experiences of leisure and pleasure, created new realms to perform fan identities, and the ways in which we produce and consume news content. This module will see you investigate, select and apply key concepts such as technological determinism, post-fandom, the panopticon, Online Disinhibition Effect, and presumption to specific aspects of mobile media culture.

Investigate the relationship between mainstream culture and the reproduction of social inequalities and social injustice. This module will take the monster as its focus in order to introduce some of the ways marginalised people and populations are presented as threats. You will study cultural representations in reality television and factual welfare programming to ask just how fear, hate and disgust are circulated and why.

Explore the relationship artists have cultivated with the media. From international dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who uses art and social media to inspire global audiences, to US 1970s avant-garde feminist film-maker Martha Rosler, this module will explore how artists use Twitter, television and art-house movie theatres to disseminate challenging cultural and political questions.

Explore the connections between a range of cultural contexts that make use of and depend upon music for their structures of meaning. You will study the roles and uses of music in mediating events, places and identity in film, TV, radio and online environments. This module will connect issues and ideas via the common thread of the use of music to mediate meaning.

Study a range of theoretical perspectives on media and culture. You will develop critical thinking skills while you focus on the original work of key theorists whose ideas continue to be significant and relevant today including Jean Baudrillard, Roland Barthes, Stuart Hall and Walter Benjamin. This module will enable you to develop an extensive knowledge of different theoretical voices in media and cultural studies, and how these voices contribute to debates surrounding the role of media in today?s global society.

Gain real-world industry experience by working with industry professionals. This module will provide a platform for you to apply your theoretical knowledge to produce new, practical and creative content. You will experience how a chosen media/cultural industry operates and undertake a live project having received a brief from an industry professional.

Understand how to practically conduct research. In preparation for your major project, this module will see you critically explore key research methodologies including textual analysis, content analysis, critical discourse analysis, questionnaires, interviews, observation, ethnography and Netenography. You will understand effective strategies for gathering empirical work, understand issues such as ethical dilemmas and researcher bias and how they may be mitigated, and how to analyse data. This module will enhance your study skills such as critical reading, critical writing and presenting.

Consolidate your studies and tailor your learning experience by defining an area of academic investigation, practice or creative exploration. You will be supported by tutors and media professionals while you pursue either a major academic, professional or creative project.

Critically investigate forms of discrimination within a media and cultural context. You will define discriminatory practices such as racism, sexism, homophobia and class issues before exploring the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination. This module will encourage you to understand ways in which discrimination can be challenged within media and cultural industries. Your studies will focus on the works of various anti-discriminatory organisations, campaign groups and industry professionals who are committed to social change.

Apply post-war psychosocial thinking to the question of contemporary citizenship. Neoliberal rationalities may be diverse and chaotic but they do depend on the construction of certain `ideal' citizens: this module will ask if happiness and self-control play a role in that construction. You will examine the creation of modern interiority, popular psychology and the role of big pharmacology in order to ask `is optimism cruel?'.

Critically explore the ways in which new media technologies have become embedded within the practices of everyday life. Across the module, you will consider how mobile media technologies influence and shape the ways in which we navigate through time and space, and how they have altered our experiences of leisure and pleasure, created new realms to perform fan identities, and the ways in which we produce and consume news content. This module will see you investigate, select and apply key concepts such as technological determinism, post-fandom, the panopticon, Online Disinhibition Effect, and presumption to specific aspects of mobile media culture.

Investigate the relationship between mainstream culture and the reproduction of social inequalities and social injustice. This module will take the monster as its focus in order to introduce some of the ways marginalised people and populations are presented as threats. You will study cultural representations in reality television and factual welfare programming to ask just how fear, hate and disgust are circulated and why.

Explore the relationship artists have cultivated with the media. From international dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who uses art and social media to inspire global audiences, to US 1970s avant-garde feminist film-maker Martha Rosler, this module will explore how artists use Twitter, television and art-house movie theatres to disseminate challenging cultural and political questions.

Explore the connections between a range of cultural contexts that make use of and depend upon music for their structures of meaning. You will study the roles and uses of music in mediating events, places and identity in film, TV, radio and online environments. This module will connect issues and ideas via the common thread of the use of music to mediate meaning.

Dr Daniel Kilvington
Dr Daniel Kilvington
Course Director

Dan's research interests include anti-racism, social media and sport. His book 'Sport and Discrimination' draws on examples from football, rugby, cricket, tennis, climbing, the Olympics and the Paralympics to explore racism, sexism, homophobia, disability and the role of the media in both perpetuating and tackling discrimination in sport.

MA Media and Culture students will further their critical understanding of media and cultural industries alongside internationally acclaimed teachers and practitioners. You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, build contacts, gain essential industry experience, and benefit from innovative assessments which allow you to put theory into practice.
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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £6500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following is also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific optional costs

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits.
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £13000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following is also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific optional costs

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits.
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £722.20 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £36.11. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following is also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific optional costs

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits.
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following is also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific optional costs

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits.
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £5950. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits.
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £13000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £661 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.05. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits.
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Learning spaces

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Officially one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds, Broadcasting Place is home to our cultural studies and humanities courses. It offers a space for students to join an academic community that plays an active role in shaping contemporary debates about the future direction of those disciplines.

  • Social Learning Spaces
    Social Learning Spaces

    You will have access to plenty of collaborative learning spaces, such as the newly renovated student hub, ideal for discussions and group work.

  • Library
    Library

    Whether you want to explore the world's largest archive of 20th-century popular culture, analyse accounts of 17th-century criminal proceedings from the Old Bailey, sift through more than 355,000 works of English and American poetry, our Library's online resources provide easy access to a range of diverse collections.

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Postgraduate Study - Application Steps

Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.

  • 1
    EXPLORE
    Explore your full range of options on our Online Prospectus at courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
    Call us on +44(0)113 812 3113 or email admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you have any questions. International students can phone +44(0)113 812 1111 or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
  • 2
    POSTGRADUATE AND RESEARCH OPEN DAY
    Visit us for a Postgraduate and Research Open Day to speak to teaching staff and students, see our facilities and find out more about your chosen course. Alternatively, watch our online open day or register for a Virtual Q&A and ask our friendly staff any questions you may have.
  • 3
    APPLY

    Apply directly to us via our online application site *.

    * Exceptions to this are:

    • Teacher Training (PGCE & EYTS)
    • PG Dip Legal Practice PG Dip Law
    • Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR): Advanced Certificate & Advanced Diploma
    • MA Social Work
    • MA Art Psychotherapy
    • PGCert/PGDip/MA Play Therapy
  • 4
    YOUR OFFER
    Receive your offer - remember, the sooner you apply the sooner an offer can be made. Please note that certain courses do have set application deadlines so you should check before applying. Some courses may require you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio before an offer can be made.
  • 5
    SEND US YOUR RESULTS
    If we make you a conditional offer, send us your results as soon as you have these so we can confirm your place.
  • 6
    ACCOMMODATION
    Apply for our university accommodation if you need it.
  • 7
    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    Check visa regulations and apply for your CAS number if necessary.
  • 8
    FEES & FUNDING
    Discover more about your funding options and set up your fee payments.
  • 9
    ONLINE REGISTRATION & ENROLMENT
    Receive your online registration and enrolment information.
  • 10
    WELCOME WEEK
    Attend Welcome Week and begin your course.
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