MA in Media Studies

Western’s innovative Master of Arts in Media Studies features interdisciplinary study at the intersection of media, technology and culture. The program offers opportunities for you to conduct advanced research across media and disciplines, focusing on media products, practices and reception in a technocultural environment.

Students may choose between two program options: a Thesis option and Major Research Paper option. The Thesis option is composed of five courses (one of which is a research workshop) and the research, writing, and defence of a thesis of approximately 100 pages. The Major Research Paper option is composed of nine courses (one of which is a research workshop) and the research and writing of a paper of approximately 50 pages.

Graduates of the MA program will be well prepared to pursue doctoral studies in media studies, communication or other related disciplines, or to enter the workplace in a variety of communications-related industries, in research, consulting, education, and in the communications, policy and regulatory agencies of government.

For information on how to apply to the program, please visit the MA Media Studies Application Procedure page. For information on financial support available for incoming and current MA Media Studies students, please visit the Financial Assistance section.