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MA in Digital Media and Culture

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

Digital processes are transforming culture, the economy and society. This course explores the origins and impact of these changes. It gives you the training to understand and make use of digital media
critically, creatively and productively.

If you’re pursuing a professional career in knowledge-based companies, whether in museums, marketing agencies, businesses, charities, new-media production companies, public relations or think-tanks, this course is for you. It will equally qualify you with the academic skills for further doctoral study.

You’ll develop a critical and practice-based understanding of the impact of links, queries, downloads and uploads, file formats, archives, databases and networks more generally. Core modules introduce you to the conceptual and methodological dimensions of the digital realm. You then select two or three option modules in areas that cover the theoretical and socioeconomic aspects of digital culture, urban science, big data and complexity. A dissertation allows you to explore your own questions and interests in more depth.


Application Fact File

Entry requirements
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subjecte

English language requirements
Band B - IELTS 7.0

All applications should be made online at

Application Deadline
For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines for applications, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa will need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Ma in Digital Media and Culture and MSc in Urban Informatics and Analytics

Home/EU: £8,555 (full-time), £3,890 (part-time)

Overseas: £18,275 (full-time), £9,525 (part-time)

MSc in Big Data and Digital Futures

Home/EU: £11,615 (full-time), £6,195 (part-time)

Overseas: £18,515 (full-time), £9,645 (part-time)

PG Diploma in Big Data and Digital Futures

Home/EU: £8,002 (full-time), £4,388 (part-time)

Overseas: £12,602 (full-time), £6,688 (part-time)

Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.

Course Contact Details
Michael Dieter