The Sociology of Digital Media

Module code: MS7060

You’ll be critically investigating the major sociological theories of new media. This will involve looking at the formation of this discourse and how it has changed over time by looking at the key theorists. By discussing contentious issues in seminars you’ll learn how they affect contemporary digital media, and explore what the future of our online landscape might look like.


  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 22 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 3 hours of tutorials
  • 251 hours of guided independent study


  • Mini literature review, 1,000-1,500 words (20%)
  • Seminar presentation, 15 minutes (20%)
  • Final essay, 3,000-3,500 words (60%)