Digital Media and Society, MA, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to understand the impact digital media and technologies are having on society and develop a range of research skills relevant for analysing digital media trends and phenomena.

Start date
September each year
Department
Media and Communication

Course description

Course description

Studying our MA in Digital Media and Society will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in digital media technologies and their influences on society, culture, politics and human psychology.

You will gain in-depth knowledge of key approaches and developments associated with digital media and you will be trained in the most innovative research methods to carry out research about digital media, both offline and online.

The course combines core modules and option modules from a selection of specialist subjects. You will also complete a dissertation based on individually supervised research.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification.

We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2018

  • £7,835

Starting in September 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you're eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2018

  • £16,640

Starting in September 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

This Masters degree will demonstrate to potential employers that you have a high level of knowledge in your particular area, which can set you apart from others in the job market. As the course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training, you will develop a range of research, communication, IT, data analysis and presentation, problem solving and other transferable skills which will are directly applicable to the professional world.

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to careers in new media organisations, as well as press and broadcast organisations, international news agencies, government departments (e.g. publicity, education, health), advertising firms, public relations organisations and many others.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

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Our research

Our research

Course structure

Core modules

Core modules

Plus your dissertation

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Why Leicester?

In 1978 the University of Leicester launched the UK's first Masters Degree in the field of media and communication.

One of the UK's longest established academic centres for communication and media studies, we are internationally recognised for our innovative research.

Our research work is being supported by major government and international organisations.

You will be taught by experienced tutors and leading researchers in the field.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, workshops, social media activities and individual tutorials.

You will undertake independent study and research throughout the course, with guidance from your tutors, in addition to participating in classes. You will be assessed through a combination of essays presentations, case study reports, quizzes and online assignments. You will also complete a research-based dissertation of 10-12,000 words on a topic of your choice, where you will carry out extensive independent research, study and presentation under the expert direction of your research supervisor.

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