MA Digital Media, Culture and Society / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Entry requirements
We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities or social-science based subject area.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Develop skills and knowledge that allow you to engage critically with key debates and issues in the study of digital media and technology.
  • Become an informed, culturally aware and competent stakeholder in digital technology and culture, with in-depth understanding of issues including social media, identity, artificial intelligence, data, platformisation, and surveillance.
  • Learn from an interdisciplinary team, drawing on ideas and methods in digital media studies, digital humanities, science and technology studies, visual studies, history, geography, sociology, and the arts.
  • Enhance your employability through critical and technical skills that are applicable in a wide range of careers.
  • Benefit from opportunities to engage first-hand with the people, projects and organisations that shape the digital transformation of culture and society.
MA Digital Media, Culture and Society

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £13,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £30,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £6,750
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £15,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
+44 (0) 161 275 3098

See: About us

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