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ARTD6143 Final Project (Global Media Management)

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to promote a concerted period of independent study alongside tutor and peer discussion and feedback. The module aims to bring together and utilise your learning and skills development in the previous modules. Through these modules you will have established and explored in increasingly ambitious ways, the scope and focus of your ideas allied to appropriate working methodologies. In this module you will independently put into practice ways of bringing a creative conclusion to your ambitions and establish the most appropriate way for the display of your work.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• to further develop your knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in global media management through independent research; • to enable you to discuss and present your research findings in an appropriate way.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • current theories and practices related to global media arising from your in-depth research and enquiry;
  • the contemporary organisation, contexts, and cultures of global media and the creative industries.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • think in critically and creative reflexive manner to identify and develop research ideas;
  • organise and synthesize research findings and engage with relevant theoretical studies in their analysis.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • structure your learning and work effectively individually to manage your time and resources in completing an independent project;
  • organise and communicate your research findings in an appropriate way.
Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a theoretically informed understanding of global media contexts and developments;
  • identify, contextualise and critically evaluate specific examples and case studies relevant to arts, culture and media.


On this module you will put into practice the research and analytical skills that you have learned on the programme. Through lectures, seminars, workshops, group tutorials, and one-to-one personal supervision you will engage with the Final Project research process: • identify an issue relating to global media management • develop an appropriate research design • undertake independent research • analyse your findings with reference to relevant theoretical perspectives • present your research in an appropriate way

Special Features

Engagement with annual GMM Research Symposium.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: • tutor guidance • lectures • seminars • workshops Learning activities include: • independent learning, including reflection and evaluation of feedback • problem solving activities • independent research • online reference material and tutorial notes • peer group learning • class discussions

Independent Study588
Total study time600

Resources & Reading list

Bryman, A. (2012). Social Research Methods. 

Gray, D.E. (2014). Doing Research in the Real World. 

Stokes, J. (2012). How to do Media and Cultural Studies. 

Brennen, B.S. (2012). Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies. 

Hornig-Priest, S. (2009). Doing Media Research. 

Cottrell, S. (2014). Dissertations and Project Reports. 

Yin, R.K. (2013). Case Study Research. 

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches. 

Wimmer, R.D. and Dominick, J.R. (2013). Mass Media Research. 

Hansen, A. and Machin, D. (2013). Media and Communication Research Methods. 





MethodPercentage contribution
Research project  (10000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Research project  (10000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/additional reading text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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