The Media, Communication and Culture programme seeks to understand the relationships
between the production, consumption, and governance of media and cultural industries as well as issues of media and cultural representation and identity. The programme epitomises the Department’s interdisciplinarity, drawing on traditional humanities and social science disciplines including sociology, economics, anthropology, psychology, politics, and history.
The programme has two degree pathways, MA in Media and Cultural Analysis and MA in Global Media and Cultural Industries. The Media and Cultural Analysis pathway places more emphasis upon understanding and explaining consumption, representation, and identity. The Global Media and Cultural Industries pathway places more emphasis upon understanding and explaining media production and state intervention.
Both pathways address issues of internationalisation, transnationalisation and the globalisation of media, communication, and culture reflecting the international character of research in the Social Sciences Department at Loughborough.