M.A. On Campus

Digital Media, Culture and Society

University of Brighton

12 months
15461 GBP/year
8856 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Digital Media, Culture and Society MA offered by University of Brighton  is an innovative programme that stays responsive to key developments in contemporary digital media, culture and society. 


The programme is aimed at both professionals and media graduates wishing to pursue or develop their interests in how advances in digital media shape our cultural, political and social lives.

The course engages with some of the most exciting and pressing issues of our time, such as activism, big data, the cultural and creative economy, participatory and creative media, everyday life, future cities, social wellbeing and identity.

The Digital Media, Culture and Society MA from University of Brighton offers flexible modes of study through online distance or campus learning – full-time or part-time. There are also opportunities to complete shorter programmes at both certificate and diploma level.


Graduates of the MA will be able to:

  • demonstrate a range of analytical, critical, collaborative practice and professional skills relevant to the digital media sector.
  • understand how cultural, social and economic differences operate in mediated environments, and how they are changing with new media technologies.
  • use a range of research methods and work within diverse disciplinary and professional paradigms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practising Media Research
  • Understanding Digital Culture and Society
  • Debates in Digital Media: Policy, literacy and social inclusion
  • Dissertation
  • Options
  • Participatory Media Production for Social Change
  • Collaborative Documentary Media Production
  • Professional Media Practice: Industries and cultures
  • Digital Cities
  • Big Data, Culture and Society
  • Social and Digital Media Activism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Generally there's no deadline for applying for a postgraduate course at Brighton.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

While a bachelor degree (2:2 in a related subject) is the conventional path into the qualification, there is recognition of professional practice and experience. In your application, please tell us about you, your expertise, and what has drawn you to the qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15461 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15461 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8856 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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