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Media

Postgraduate course
English, History & Media

Enhance your knowledge of fast-evolving issues, from changing audiences and citizen journalism, to commercialisation and relationships between different media.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus

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BBC documentary maker Tony Parker, who has helped produce series such as Inside Out and British Isles, and pop music specialist Peter Mills, author of Hymns to the Silence, a study of the work of Van Morrison, both teach on this course.
Entry Requirements
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

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 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. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

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

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 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.
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Careers

  • Paul Eastwood

Careers

Paul Eastwood
Membership Development Officer, RSPB

MA Social History

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“Having done my undergraduate degree at Leeds Beckett, I wanted to challenge myself further and decided to do my masters. The modules were really interesting and the smaller class sizes meant they were very enriching and involving. My studies taught me how to research effectively and present concisely - these are vital skills in my role with the RSPB.

MODULES & LEARNING

An introduction to key skills invaluable to your study, such as research enterprise, working with sources, interdisciplinary approaches to research, digital literacy and communication.

Explore the geography of media by studying the relationship between media and place through case studies, particularly from the north of the UK.

Tailor your course by undertaking a major project in an area of interest to you. You'll study independently, but have the full support of your tutor when you need it.

Explore passions and fan relationships to media and culture.

Examine adaptation in the broadest sense. Not merely of literature to film, for example, but of stage plays to radio, comics to video games and cover versions of original songs.

Consider the relationship between cities and the social, economic, political and cultural policies of local, national and supranational governments and other governing bodies.

Examine the importance of leisure and cultural spaces through sociology, cultural geography, cultural studies and leisure theory.

Take a look at digital communication technologies and social media to understand the effects on media, business (corporate communication and corporate reputation) and society.

In a media world that is increasingly reliant on online media platforms, develop your own online work as well as developing awareness of some of the implications presented by electronic and online media for journalists.

There are opportunities to take part in visits to a range of destinations such as Yorkshire Sculpture Park - studying the history of it as a place, changing use of land and community development through culture - and the BBC in Salford, focusing on the relation between the corporation and local area.

At the end of each year you will attend a summer school which is dedicated to helping you consolidate your learning. It is an opportunity to benefit from the expertise of our academics, professional tutors, guest experts and your peers in a more informal setting, discussing and presenting a range of media issues.

Depending on the option modules you choose to specialise in, you may also benefit from access to our video equipment, edit suites and audio software.

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    Dr Neil Washbourne Dr Neil Washbourne
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    We're tremendously proud of our teaching expertise and you'll benefit from the experience of a team whose work is widely-published.

    BBC documentary maker Tony Parker, who has helped produce series such as Inside Out and British Isles, and pop music specialist Dr Peter Mills, author of Hymns to the Silence on the music of Van Morrison, both teach on our course. You'll also benefit from the expertise of web marketing maestro Kevin Lycett, media and popular culture expert Dr Dan Laughey, and Dr Lynne Hibberd - who researches issues of identity in film and television, specialising in The Sopranos - are also part of our team. And if that's not enough, course leader Dr Neil Washbourne researches in media and politics, is author of Mediating Politics, and on the editorial board of the journal Celebrity Studies.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £4600. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £10300. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
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    Facilities

    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

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    Facilities

    Broadcasting Place

    A hub for creative minds and innovative thinkers, Broadcasting Place is home to our arts, design and architecture students.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities

    Facilities

    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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