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Global Media EconomicsUniversity of East Anglia
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Location: University of East Anglia
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/13
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £17215
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About This CourseAre you fascinated by the media industries? On this Master's you'll examine the worlds of film, literature and TV from the perspective of economics.On this Master's you'll take modules covering economic concepts and econometrics, as well as specialist modules in the areas of media and communication. Through this work, you'll explore the economic and political contexts of global media and advance your analytical and numerical skills. You'll apply what you have learnt on the course by writing a dissertation, which will be supervised by a member of the School of Economics.You will graduate with the skills and edge required for a successful career in media whether that's as an account executive in advertising, a role in publishing, or in finance or management positions within broadcasting.OverviewMSc Global Media Economics is part of our Applied Training Programme, which is designed to provide key skills in economics. It's ideal if you're a graduate without an economics background, yet wish to develop the analytical skills of an economist. It's also suitable if you're an economics graduate wishing to develop specialist expertise in this area without committing to full research training.You will gain a firm foundation in your subject through core compulsory taught modules in Economic Concepts, Econometrics, Economics of the Mass Media, Politics and Media, and International Trade. You'll then be able to tailor your course with an optional module and your dissertation, which you'll write towards the end of your 12 months with us. You will be able to choose your own dissertation topic from within the area of media economics, and you'll benefit from supervision and support from a member of the School of Economics.We also offer additional support to help you get the most from your Master's. This includes an optional, intensive pre-sessional course in the fortnight before your programme begins in September. This course incorporates the techniques of calculus and matrix algebra and an introduction to the specialist econometric software that you'll use in your MSc programme. While not compulsory, we strongly recommend you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.DisclaimerCourse details are subject to change.
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Applicants require a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of East Anglia.
About this university
Annually, there are some 3,500 students come to the university from outside the UK to study the various courses on offer. In addition to their full studies, there are a number of programs available through the Collaborative International Programmes Office. Through the website, there is also country specific information for students to help them understand everything from entry requirements to information about study fairs and scholarships. There is also practical advice for students about living and studying in the UK. There are over 200 societies and clubs available for students outside the classroom. These range from playing football to taking part in the student newspaper or TV station. Most of these are operated through the Student Union, which also operates a number of entertainment venues including a club and bar. The student union also provides services such as an advice centre. It also runs The Waterfront venue just off campus that has seen acts including U2, Coldplay, Iron maiden and Dizzee Rascal performing there. As well as sports and arts clubs there are also volunteering opportunities for students to get involved with the larger community. There is a notable annual event, the UEA Literary Festival, held each year since 1991. It has featured a number of notable speakers including Stephen Fry, PD James, Terry Pratchett and Peter Ustinov and includes film screenings and political discussions in addition to the talks.