MSc Media Economics is designed for students from film, literature and media degrees who have studied statistics and wish to grow their analytical skills to understand the economic and political context of the industries in which they aim to pursue careers. This course fits into UEA’s Applied Training Programme designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics.
Study compulsory modules in economic concept and econometric methods, the economics and politics of the mass media and the international political economy. You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
The course is taught jointly by the School of Economics and the School of Political, Social and International Studies, both of which have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching on media issues. Teaching in UEA’s School of Economics is informed by cutting edge research and practice; members of academic staff advise the European Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and other institutions, and their day-to-day experience in the running of competition policy gives a practical angle to the academic rigour of their teaching.
This degree opens up a career path in the business side of the media - account executives in advertising, finance and management positions in broadcasting, publishing.
School of Economics, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Economics as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Economics, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships.
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.
For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.
Open to applicants with a minimum 2.2 degree (or equivalent) in Economics or a relevant subject, or those with a relevant maths or statistics module in their degree. UEA Admissions will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
Recipient: University of East Anglia
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