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 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 allows you to engage 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.
Whilst the MA does not include an internship, we usually have a dedicate member of the academic staff (although this is not guaranteed due to Covid-19) who assists students interested in acquiring practical experience through sharing information about competitive internship opportunities offered by our cultural partners or other organisations across London. In parallel to the programme, previous students from within the Department have succeeded in independently securing internships at a wide variety of arts and cultural institutions, including 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, which gives you an idea of the exciting opportunities on offer.
If you are a full-time student, we will provide you with 140 hours of teaching over the course through taught sessions (e.g. lectures and seminars). We will expect you to undertake a further 1,668 hours of independent study.
If you are a part-time student, in your first year we will provide 76 hours of teaching, and we will expect you to undertake 540 hours of independent study. In your second year, we will provide 78 hours of teaching, and we will expect you to undertake a further 1,128 hours of independent study. Please note part-time is not an option for students enrolling on the programme in January 2021.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, reports and presentations. Coursework contributes 100% to your final mark.
Usually, the course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. We are located in the heart of London, offering you an unparalleled location and easy access to the city’s media institutions and organisations. However, 20/21 teaching will be delivered via a combination of online lectures and online and on campus (where possible) seminars and workshops. Please check the offer holder pages for further updates.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.