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Big Data in Culture and Society

King's College London

M.A.
12 months
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26550 GBP/year
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The Big Data in Culture and Society MA at King's College London recognises the growing importance of Big Data in contemporary society and addresses the theory and practice of Big Data from an arts and humanities perspective.  

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Overview

What is Big Data? Beyond the large data sets that can be analysed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, it is increasingly about our everyday lives and how the data we generate is transforming social, cultural, political and economic processes and the generation of knowledge.

The Big Data in Culture and Society MA at King's College London  is likely to appeal to a broad range of students across the Arts and Humanities from Sociology to Political Science to English to Business and beyond. It will attract students interested in emerging trends who recognise that data scientists and analysts need collaborators with domain specialisation and critical insights.

Key benefits

  • Taught by scholars working at the leading edge of digital studies and big data
  • Offers a lively mix of theory and practical work
  • Equips students with skills that are highly attractive to employers in our digital age
  • Provides a series of workshops with data scientists and analysts to learn collaborative practices and applications in social media and cultural analytics, mobile platforms, and data visualization
  • Is at the forefront of digital developments - Big Data is transforming society, politics, the economy and culture and impacting work
  • Offers innovative interdisciplinary methods of study crossing technological and cultural perspectives
  • Links Big Data to Culture, Law & Ethics, Geography, Public Health, and Social Life
  • Located in a highly ranked department - the Digital Humanities department was ranked first in the UK for research power 

Career prospects

Our graduates will follow a broad range of career paths. The skills you develop are likely to be particularly transferable to work in social media management, analytics & website management, CRM management, digital advertising, metrics management, market research, marketing and across cultural industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theorising Big Data
  • Big Data in Practice: Co-laboratories, Tools and Methods
  • From Data to Insight – Cultural and Social Analytics
  • Big Data and the Law: Foundations, Regimes and Principles, Challenges
  • Digital Arts and Culture
  • Editorial models for Digital Texts: Theory and Practice
  • Web Technologies
  • Digital Publishing
  • Structured Data in the Digital Humanities: databases and semantic web
  • Communication and Consumption of Cultural Heritage

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in an English, Arts, Humanities or Social Science degree, or a related discipline.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time 

  • Home/EU fees: £4,995 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £13,275 per year 

Funding

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