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OverviewHow does the media shape culture and society? What role does the media play in people’s lives? Are audiences now producers? Are young people disconnected from traditional politics?On this course you’ll explore the answers to these questions and many more. You’ll focus on the rapid changes in global media and communications and their social and cultural consequences within an international context. You’ll have the opportunity to meet professionals working in the broadcast, advertising
How does the media shape culture and society? What role does the media play in people’s lives? Are audiences now producers? Are young people disconnected from traditional politics?
On this course you’ll explore the answers to these questions and many more. You’ll focus on the rapid changes in global media and communications and their social and cultural consequences within an international context. You’ll have the opportunity to meet professionals working in the broadcast, advertising and marketing industries who visit us on campus and through organised field trips.
Maybe your background is in media, sociology or another relevant discipline, or perhaps you are already a professional in the communications or broadcast industry seeking to gain a more sociologically-informed understanding of those industries. On this course you’ll develop the advanced skills and knowledge you need.
Careers and your future
Whatever your career goals, this course will help you achieve them. We invite professionals who are working in the media and broadcast industry (advertising and marketing, television documentary and different PR organisations) to come and deliver talks and offer careers advice. You’ll also be invited to attend the department’s academic research seminar programme and organise social events. You’ll benefit from bespoke workshops and lectures to enhance your employability skills, including ‘pitching yourself to employers’. You’ll have the opportunity to go to our drop-in sessions on information literacy to enhance your academic writing skills.
Many of our students go on to advanced academic research or to pursue careers within the media industries. Typical job roles include Press and Communications Office and Head of Information. Past students have worked in developing countries for HGO’s or as technology consultants.
A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a Media/Communications-related subject (Media, Communications, Cultural Studies, Politics) preferably in the field of Sociology.
Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. Nearly 14,000 students study at Brunel, with nearly 3,500 of those studying at postgraduate level, and 15% of their attendees are mature students.
Brunel is comprised of three colleges
Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences
Business, Arts & Social Sciences
Health & Life Sciences
It also has three research institutes:
Environment, Health and Societies
Materials and Manufacturing
Brunel is also in the top quarter of UK research universities, with research into education, cancer genetics, macroeconomics and random systems, along with recently-added topics such as performing arts and journalism.