Challenging, diverse and always evolving – the media plays a vital role in the global economy and media managers are charged with steering a course through an unprecedented period of technological change and shifting consumer behaviour. MSc Media Management will help you to understand the legal, cultural, economic and technological contexts in which media organisations operate, and equip you with the core skills you need to become an effective media manager.
From digital media, filmmaking and creative writing, to the arts, marketing and running successful events, this course will enable you to specialise in your chosen area while building the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a range of senior positions in creative industries worldwide.
At Middlesex, we recognise that there are a wide range of media industries with a diverse number of career paths and further study options for those with an interest in Media Management. That's why we developed our course to be flexible and interdisciplinary, with options to tailor your entire MSc to suit your individual interests and specific needs, whether that's events, marketing, communications, entrepreneurship and more.
Based in our £80 million School of Media and Performing Arts and supported by our Business and Law Schools, you'll be taught by leading practitioners and academics with opportunities to collaborate with students across a range of disciplines. Through a combination of theoretical and practical learning, you'll develop a critical understanding of management operations in contemporary media industries with a strong focus on research and its impact on audiences, businesses and industries worldwide.
This course covers key subjects related to the management and structure of the media and promotional industries, including the relationships between creative skills and management strategy.
There are three compulsory core modules on this course and a range of additional module options covering more specialist areas of Media Management.
This module provides you with hands-on experience in the key elements of the filmmaking process and the insight to match. Working from script through to production and direction, you will learn what informs key artistic and economic decisions, whose responsibility these decisions are and how they are applied.
This module explores how to capture an audience with creative writing using today’s plethora of on and offline communication tools, equipping you with the knowledge to identify and target markets and manage different types of text outputs, individually and collaboratively.
Through the development of your own moving image project – whether a video installation or a mobile experience – you will learn about a range of practices and start to push the boundaries of what we understand as moving image.
Assessment varies across the course. Core modules typically require essays, reports or project work of between 2,500-5,000 words, while more creatively focussed optional modules have a variety of assessment formats including film scripts and treatments, a portfolio of creative writing, completed films or the staging of a successful event.
Full-time students attend classes for two semesters beginning in September and complete their dissertation requirement by the end of the following September. Part-time students attend classes for four semesters and complete their dissertation requirement by the end of September in their second year.
This course is flexibly designed to put you at the centre of your learning by using a range of teaching and assessment approaches that take into account your individual interests, abilities and ambitions in Media Management.
Our teaching team is hugely diverse with practitioners, academics, and industry professionals from a range of creative, business, law and media backgrounds. With a growing reputation for world-leading research in media and the arts, you’ll benefit from our teaching staff’s influence in the industry, with regular guest-lectures from high-profile media professionals and valuable networking opportunities throughout your studies.
As part of your learning, you’ll be required to actively participate in activities and engage with your fellow students, both individually and collaboratively, working and learning as part of a small group at times. You will also be supported by some of the best facilities and equipment in the country with access to state-of-the-art digital media and studios throughout the School of Media.
Direct teaching-contact in Media modules combines lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and online activities.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
For more information on teaching staff please click on the links below:
Dr Theresa Cronin
Programme Leader, Media Management
Dr Zuleika Beavan
Programme Leader, BA Music Business and Arts Management
Lecturer in Music Business and Arts Management
Dr Francois Evans
Programme Leader, BA Music
Lecturer, BMus Popular Music
Dr Peter Fribbins
Director of Music Programmes
Professor Alan Durant
Professor of Communication
Professor Jane Arthurs
Professor of Television
Professor Aaqil Ahmed
Professor of Professional Practice
Find out about our wide range of postgraduate scholarships worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.
This course is offered full time or part time. The fees below refer to the 2016/17 academic year unless otherwise stated.
|Full time course fees 2015||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees 2015*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits |
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|£55 (per taught credit) |
£27 (per dissertation credit)
|£84 (per taught credit) |
£42 (per dissertation credit)
|PG Dip (120 taught credits)||£55 (per taught credit)||£84 (per taught credit)|
|PG Cert (60 credits)||£55 (per taught credit)||£84 (per taught credit)|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.