Master in Studies in Media and Culture


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Programme Description

The programme seeks to provide a thorough grounding in the philosophical foundations of mediation and cultural practice and to investigate key theoretical debates reshaping this expanding and diverse field.

The coherence of the programme is achieved through close connections between core modules and specialized optional modules. You will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of the ecological entanglements of media, reflecting the research interests of the course team. Opportunities will be presented to analyse 21st Century cultural processes and phenomena in a global context and to engage in reflexive, experimental research practice.

How You Study

Teaching and learning on the programme will be undertaken through lectures, seminars, presentations, reading groups and personal tutorials. You will have the chance to develop your skills to work as an individual and as a member of a group to produce solo and group presentations, essays, projects and a dissertation.

Contact and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of the study. Full-time weekly contact hours are typically around 8 hours, however during the summer when the dissertation is being researched and written, you are expected to be largely engaged in an independent study.

The postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two-three hours in an independent study.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment is through written work, including essays and a dissertation, as well as through presentations. In addition, on some optional modules, there is an opportunity for collaborative research projects which involve elements of both theory and practice (eg. audio-visual essays), submission of research portfolios and contribution to group blogs.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Entry Requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience.

International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities. Read Less