Middlesex University London

Media Management MA

Challenging, diverse and always evolving – this master's programme prepares aspiring media professionals to meet the challenges posed by a period of unprecedented change in the local and global media environment. There are numerous and diverse professional pathways in the creative and digital economy and this course is designed to prepare you with key sector skills such as digital media marketing, audience engagement and data analytics to ensure you succeed in the workplace.

Additionally, this offers a wider analytical perspective on the issues affecting media and creative industries and gives emphasis to equipping you with soft skills, new styles of leadership and an appreciation of creativity as an integral part of management practices in the field.

Why study MA Media Management at Middlesex University?

This programme combines applied and theoretical knowledge and understanding to equip you with the vital skills necessary for a successful management career in the media. It's been designed to meet the demands of media professionals by focusing on strong leadership skills, the ability to manage change and to promote innovation and creativity.

You'll study pedagogically innovative modules that draw on interdisciplinary strengths of diverse teaching expertise. This includes areas across media studies, the creative industries, political and digital economy, management, marketing and branding, reflecting current professional trends and academic research.

Entry Requirements

We accept the equivalent of the below qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification:

  • We normally require an undergraduate honours degree 2:2 or above  in humanities, social sciences or another related subject

Applicants with substantial work experience in the media/creative industries will also be considered and may be admitted and considered through an interview process and their work portfolio.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Visas and immigration

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.

International students who require a Student route (formerly tier 4) visa to progress on a course at Middlesex University must apply for study on a full-time basis. However, this course is offered part-time so you are eligible to apply on a part-time basis.

Career Prospects

What will you study on the MA Media Management?

This course will develop the research and professional skills you’ll need to work autonomously and be able to access and shape the media industry and related industries.

Throughout your studies, there will be opportunities for collaboration and partnership with industry across and beyond the programme. You’ll explore research-informed analytical perspective on the issues affecting work in these industries and acquire the skills necessary to meet the challenges posed by a period of unprecedented change in the local and global media environment.

Our degree is ideal in preparing graduates for a management career in the media and related industries.

What will you gain?

In addition to an in-depth understanding of media management, you’ll learn digital and media marketing skills vital to engage with the current media landscape. You’ll enhance your numeracy and foundational data analytics skills, especially within media consumption and audiences measurement metrics.

Throughout your degree, you’ll acquire a broad range of work-related skills such as organisational and planning including budgeting, timetabling, the reporting of findings and the writing of a report.

This course encourages independent learning and research through the self-management of the major final project. Furthermore, you’ll have plenty of opportunities during your studies to demonstrate team-work, problem-solving and leadership skills and gain effective communication in written, verbal and visual forms, including negotiation and presentation skills.

Course Details

Course highlights

  • Take advantage of our London location with many production, film and social media companies right on your doorstep as well as being taught by lecturers who are involved in the industry
  • Learn from an established network of guest lecturers from a range of different industries. Previous lectures and visits included Ofcom, Amazon Studios, Facebook and smaller start ups and production companies
  • Gain from the inclusion of data fusion skills such as digital marketing and audience analytics
  • Work opportunities are accessible through industry links with media and creative organisations embedded within the curriculum, field trips and industry visits
  • Our MDXworks employment hub will connects you with an Employability Adviser who will work with you to develop a tailored programme of employability support for you including 1:1 advice and guidance
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


Media Management in Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Project Management and Research Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory
Audience Engagement and Data Analytics (30 credits) - Compulsory
Digital Marketing for the Creative Industries (30 credits) - Compulsory
Major Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

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