Media, Culture, Communication

Welcome to one of the most vital areas for study in the contemporary world. If you want to explore a wide variety of media forms, discuss key questions about the role of the media in everyday life, and come out as a highly employable graduate with a range of skills, this may be the course for you.

Media – streaming platforms, podcasts and everything in between

Culture – identity, society, and what you can change

Communication – image, words, technology

7 reasons for you to study media, culture and communication at LJMU

  1. It’s more important than ever to have the skills to critically analyse the media, what they say and to what effect – especially in an era of deep fakes and misleading online information.
  2. We turn to media to communicate under difficult circumstances and across distances. We use it to be entertained, comforted, and distracted, to seek social interaction, and even mental health support. It can provide escapism, but also inform local and international developments. It meets a variety of everyday needs, for everyone.
  3. There are exciting and wide-ranging opportunities for skilled, qualified people to work in this sector, and for those to understand it to build successful careers in other areas too. The economic value of the creative and cultural industries, to the UK and beyond, is significant: they add £108 billion a year and employ 2.3 million people. It’s a growing and rewarding field.
  4. Examining the media means you can learn how to scrutinise the increasing power of the media moguls, the controllers of output, and of policy and regulation – and even hold it to account.
  5. Media is everywhere: in our homes, on our phones, on our streets, in our workplaces, so we need the tools to both make sense of it – and to make it.
  6. The media’s also part of almost all our working lives, from corporate social media brands to personal YouTube accounts. More people are creating their own media as well as consuming it – and our students have gone on to do this in digital marketing, education, journalism, television and many other fields.
  7. You can study both historical and contemporary texts, and this can include films, TV, social media, popular music, novels, games, advertising, marketing materials, and communications campaigns to name just a few. This brings an incredible variety of material and meanings to your studies.

“MCC’s module variety let me home in on my interests and strengthened areas I was uncertain about. But most of all, the course gave me the confidence to believe in myself and pursue a career in my desired field.”

– Cat Holden, 2019 MCC graduate, now researcher at BBC Studios

So why LJMU?

  • You’ll be part of a friendly cohort - in small classes, with tutors who are subject specialists and who will support you on your journey to develop yourself.
  • Our focus on employability has been praised by external experts: with real-world-based assignments that employers endorse, and support in getting work experience and placements. You can study a subject you enjoy that can lead to rewarding employment.
  • Liverpool is the ideal place to live and study culture and the media, with a wealth of media and cultural industries on your doorstep, offering you the chance to immerse yourself in these experiences and gain valuable industry and employability skills.