Contemporary Issues in Media and Cultural Studies

Module code: MS7000

Module co-ordinator: Jonathan Ong

Module Outline

This introductory module presents an overview of key critical issues arising in four different sub‐fields in media and cultural studies, particularly advertising, journalism, popular culture, political economy and creative labour. Divided into four blocks, the module examines the historical debates and tensions that shape each of these sub‐fields as well as provide contemporary case studies that illustrate new trajectories and challenges that redefine practices of each field.


  • 10 one-hour lectures
  • 10 one-hour seminars


  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)