Nottingham Malaysia’s MA in Media, Communications and Culture provides you with the theoretical and analytical training required to continue to a higher education degree or to develop professional skills relevant to working at management level in the fields of media, communications policy and industry.
The programme will develop your specialist knowledge of key research methods through specific empirical examples and case studies. The course will increase your understanding and critical awareness relating to the dynamics of media transformation and the challenges this creates within politics, business, public administration and everyday life. Modules challenge students to re-think the conditions of knowledge and the very foundations of European modernity from a postcolonial and decolonial perspective.
Using an interdisciplinary approach and drawing upon current research, the programme also aims to equip you with the practical skills to engage with relevant developments and discourses in this field. For example, theories of posthumanism help graduate students understand how thinkers in the humanities and social sciences struggle with contemporary global issues wrought by the Anthropocene: climate change, ecological and environmental damage, and provoke questions on humans’ relationship with technology and other living organisms.
The emerging digital and globalised world provides a focus for research that considers a variety of media and cultural forms. Substantive, focused research of this nature is carried out yielding results of great benefit and consequence.
The first of its kind in Malaysia, the CSCC aims to bring together local and international scholars to produce results that will inform wider policies. CSCC researchers are dedicated to carrying out interdisciplinary research into the role and politics of communication and culture in this era of globalisation.
Why choose this course?
The School of Media, Languages and Cultures is a dynamic research community providing internationally recognised and respected degrees in culture, media and communications.
You will engage with the most up to date, dynamic and forward-thinking studies in the workings of global, regional and local societies. You will learn theories and issues in the fields of postcolonialism, contemporary media, the culture industry and posthumanism that will help you understand the critical role of the humanities and social sciences in thinking through current global culture and issues we face today.