Our course gives students the opportunity to study media industries in the heart of London - one the world's media capitals. It's been specially designed for those aspiring to work within the media industries, providing students with the practical experience, digital and transferable skills they need for their careers.
With its mix of theoretical, and sector-based knowledge and skills development, our course will provide you with a critical grounding, conceptual understanding, practical experience, applied knowledge, real-world insights, and the opportunity to not only understand but to reimagine the future of the global media industries.
- Study at the UK's market-leading university for degrees in this field, located at the heart of London's media industries.
- Gain knowledge of the media industries across national and international contexts, with a unique focus on London.
- Choose from a range of specialist modules (eg. Children, Media Industries & Culture, Fashion, Culture & Society, Cultural & Creative Industries in China).
- Take advantage of our strong links with both London and International media organisations providing up-to-date knowledge of current debates and trends.
- Take part in lectures, workshops and live briefs from leading media industry professionals.
- Prepare yourself for a career in the cultural, creative and media industries.
Who should take this course
Minimum 2:1 honours degree in any discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required. A written personal statement, emphasising both qualifying background and reasons for selecting this programme, will be required. A sample of academic writing should be submitted.
This future-facing new master's course is specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary media industry professionals and students.
You will learn the vital importance of the different political, cultural and economic dynamics in the digital and global media industries through exposure to a range of local, regional and transnational examples.
You will develop digital skills, practical experience and transferable skills including project management, research methods, excellent communication, and collaboration - in preparation for careers in the digital media workplace. Whether you are seeking a career in the media industries, or if you are a professional looking to enhance your existing knowledge and career prospects, then this course is ideally suited for you. Current media professionals may combine work with the part-time study option.
You can also use the training and skills gained on the MA in Global Media Industries to prepare for doctoral research in the media and creative industries and associated disciplines.
The course works in partnership with a range of media organisations from across the city of London to offer you unparalleled exposure to the media sector.
Through our required modules, you will engage with experienced media professionals and leading London-based media organisations.
To give you an idea of the exciting opportunities on offer - previous students from our MA programmes have interned at the National Theatre, Barbican Centre, British Council, British Film Institute, Hayward Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Screen Digest, The British Museum, CIDA (Cultural Industries Development Agency), MTV, Donmar Warehouse, Google and the V&A Museum.
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About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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