Key Facts

Course Title: Global Media and Culture
Course type: MA, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
Mode of Study:Full Time or Part Time
Contact Details:Dr Pawas Bisht
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Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Subject Area: Media Studies


‌Media and Cultural Studies at Keele is an exciting and developing discipline that draws together theories and practices from a range of traditional disciplines such as English, Sociology, Geography, Music and Visual Arts. It involves three main aspects:

  • The study of theories and ideas about media and cultural production in a global context
  • The critical analysis of cultural texts and practices from around the world
  • Engagement in practical creative production

The MA in Global Media and Culture seeks to explore the relationship between these three areas and to show how knowledge of each informs and influences the others. In addition, it aims to provide the skills necessary for academic study at an advanced level either for those wishing to go on to further academic research, or as an advanced preparation for those interested in pursuing careers in a range of media and culture industries.

Please refer to MA Global Media & Culture Handbook 2017-18


The University will do all it reasonably can to provide the programme as described in this document. Given the duration of the programme, circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control may mean that it cannot deliver the programme as described. In addition to the other information provided, the University seeks to identify below the circumstances in which it may be required to make changes. Where any such changes are made, the University will notify the relevant students as early as reasonably possible and will take all reasonable steps to minimise any disruption which may result, for example, by delivering a modified version of the programme, affording the opportunity to withdraw and providing help to transfer to another institution or, where relevant, by providing alternative optional modules.

Aims of the Course

The aim of the Programme is to enable students to:

  • Think, talk, and write at an advanced level about global media and culture and the ways in which cultural and media organisations intersect with general political and economic processes.
  • Understand, evaluate and apply a range of theories about culture and media production, especially those associated with globalisation and postcolonialism.
  • Engage in comparative analysis of media and cultural production from different areas of the world.
  • Pursue options in developing creative skills and practices involved in media and cultural production at a level commensurate with postgraduate study.
  • Critically engage in analysing the ways in which questions of cultural value are experienced and understood, within the context of globalisation and postcolonialism.
  • Pursue critical approaches and methodologies practised in media and cultural studies, especially those associated with postcolonialism and globalisation.
  • Develop research skills commensurate with postgraduate study in the field of media and cultural studies.
  • Obtain the knowledge, skills and personal qualities necessary to find a fulfilling and rewarding career, and become informed and active citizens with a lifelong interest in studying and/or practicing in the fields of global media and culture.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree at second class or higher (or international equivalent) in Media Studies, Cultural Studies or another appropriate Humanities or Social Sciences subject. Applicants with other qualifications and appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students for whom English is a second language will require English language proficiency of at least 6.5 in IELTS test scores (or equivalent).

Course Content

Each module is given a credit rating within the national Masters framework. These may be transferable from, or to, other institutions where the learning outcomes are comparable.

Postgraduate Certificate in Global Media and Culture: 60 credits

Postgraduate Diploma in Global Media and Culture: 120 credits

Masters in Global Media and Culture: total 180 credits

An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the table below . Core modules are shown in bold; optional modules are in regular font.

Full-time students complete the course over one year (September to September); part-time students over two years.

Please refer to the MA GMC HANDBOOK 2017-18 for further information on core and optional modules.

Teaching and Assessment

Please refer to the latest edition of the programme handbook.








Additional Costs


Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this post graduate programme.