Challenging, diverse and always evolving – the media plays a vital role in the global economy. The MA Media Management equips you to navigate the legal, cultural, economic and technological contexts in which media organisations operate, and equips you with the skills you need to become an outstanding media manager.
MA Media Management is an interdisciplinary course, consciously designed to be flexible to your strengths and the career you’re looking to excel in. Whether you’re looking to become a masterful events manager, marketing guru, communications expert or entrepreneur in the media, you’ll choose from an impressive array of modules to tailor your learning.
Based in our £80 million specialist Grove building 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.
*Please note this course is subject to review.
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Please note, this module is not offered in 2017/18
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are not offered on every course. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
Our graduates are ambitious and their knowledge and skills are highly prized by employers across the world. Our graduates go on to take up challenging roles within a range of media industries including Public Relations and Communications agencies, Events Marketing agencies, Business Intelligence, Social Networks, Music Licensing and Record Labels. Students from our course have also taken up roles in high profile international companies such as ZDF, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and Bauer Media Group.
Work placements are proven to increase your success in the job market, as well as being a fantastic experience. You can gain credit for any Work placements you undertake by using the experience as a basis for your final Dissertation Project. Students are encouraged to seek out some of the many opportunities London has to offer whilst being supported by one of our dedicated Employability Officers throughout the process.
Irida is a Lecturer in Media Management and the Programme Leader for the MSc Media Management. She teaches areas of media and creative industries, media and art management, audience theory and research, digital cultures and digital publishing. Irida is a grant holder of the AHRC-funded project ‘New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences’.
Deborah has enjoyed a varied career in a range of capacities in the Australian Film and TV industry, including her work as the convenor of the Advisory Council for the Australian Broadcast Corporation. She is an emerging screenwriter with an emerging research profile in TV sitcom and film narrative comedy.
Anne is a Lecturer in Creative Media and an international, experimental artist. She has exhibited work across the world including Minneapolis, Singapore and Marseilles, and has shown her work in galleries across the UK including the V&A and the Bank Gallery in London as well as on Channel 4.
Josie is the author of five acclaimed Virago books, including The Book of Friendship (2011) and the novel Poker Face (1996), which won the Betty Trask Award and was made into a Film Four short. She has worked as an editor and journalist, writing features and reviews for newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, the Telegraph and the TLS.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.
Start: January 2021
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start: October 2020, EU/INT induction: September 2020
Duration: 1 year full-time
Code: MA: PGW280, MSc: PGW281