Media and Cultural Industries

Media and Cultural Industries at UWE provides students with a critical insight into everyday culture and the role of media within it. 

We currently offer the following Media and Cultural Studies courses:

Our courses offer a unique blend of critical theory and production skills nurturing creativity and developing deep insights into everyday culture.

Teaching and research expertise

Our courses are taught by experienced staff who are active researchers and producers. They are committed to delivering high quality teaching, and their research and teaching expertise spans a range of areas including games and simulation, TV and second screen use, cultural history, popular music, urban cultures, identity and the everyday.

Student experience

The student experience is enriched through engagement with a wide and diverse range of media forms that reflect upon everyday life and experiences. Students gain a deep understanding of our culture, the media that we consume, and the media that we produce. Alongside formal learning, our students are connected to the world outside university through external events and fieldtrips. Students also have the option to undertake a work placement module, enabling them to gain valuable experience in practice.

Students are supported throughout their studies by an Academic Personal Tutor providing academic advice and guidance. Student Support Advisers offer further academic information and advice, and can help to co-ordinate support for your studies. We also provide academic study skills support.

Media, culture and Bristol

Students are encouraged to participate in, and become members of, Bristol’s thriving and famous creative and cultural industries. Students also benefit from the cutting edge research and events at our Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) based in the Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed.

At UWE you can also participate in student-run media such as Hub Radio and the Western Eye.

Employable graduates    

Our graduates are versatile and innovative thinkers, equipped with the wide range of skills and expertise demanded by employers. Students are adept in a range of media technologies, and throughout their studies develop their research, analytical, problem-solving and presentation skills by working across a range of platforms.

Recent graduates have entered careers as web developers, public relations consultants, writers, and digital strategists. Some have also gone onto further study.

Find out what our students have to say about their experiences of studying at UWE.

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