Media, Journalism and Film Studies

Media, Journalism and Film Studies

You will study the core modules listed below, as well as some subject-specific modules.

Over these two modules, you will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. When you have completed these modules, you will be able to take notes and write essays in English. You should also have the confidence to give presentations, answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions.
The aim of this module is to develop your academic skills, to enable you to produce researched competent work of a level 5 standard. This encompasses communication skills (writing, speaking, listening, and reading), reasoning and critical thinking skills and research methodologies.
The module introduces the study of media texts, technologies and audiences and their contribution to social Life. It also considers the role an influence of the media in either reflecting or questioning the dominant ideologies of society.
This course will introduce you to the narrative forming potential of photography, and develop appreciation of the intended meaning within both the still image, and a regard for its cultural and social implications through the production of a creative photographic project.
This module develops further knowledge and understanding of media forms and practices in relation to political processes and students to documentary as an effective genre for narrating ‘life’. Introducing the students to the basics of narrative theory and storytelling for screen based media and further students critical appreciation of narrative decisions and the methods through which stories can be told.
This module aims to develop your critical awareness of the role of technology in the media landscape from western perspectives. You will approach the module from different critical perspectives and will be able to evaluate and analyse the impact and role of media technology in political and social contexts, both historically and currently.
The aim of this module is to introduce and develop the skills relating to research in Media Practice. The module will be focused on a variety of techniques related to the collection, analysis and critical deployment of relevant data in relation to the study of Media and/or film and the creation of a documentary video.
The aim of this module is to introduce and develop the skills relating to research in Media. The module will be focused on a variety of techniques related to the collection, analysis and critical deployment of relevant data in relation to the study of Media and/or film and the creation of a research essay.

* Core module for one-semester course only.
† Subject-specific modules for both the one and two semester course.
‡ Subject-specific module for one semester course only.

Your degree at Sussex

This course can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Digital Documentary MA 60% 50% 60%
Digital Media MA 60% 50% 60%
Film Studies MA 60% 50% 60%
Filmmaking MA 60% 50% 60%
Gender and Media MA 60% 50% 60%
International Journalism MA 60% 50% 60%
Journalism and Documentary Practice MA 60% 50% 60%
Journalism and Media Studies MA 60% 50% 60%
Media and Cultural Studies MA 60% 50% 60%
Media Practice for Development and Social Change MA 60% 50% 60%