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Big Data in Culture and Society, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) ,
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.  

About

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

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
      Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      7

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    • Minimum required score:

      100

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    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

      23940 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 23940 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.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    Part-time 
    • Home/EU fees: £4,995 per year  
    • Overseas fees: £11,970 per year 

    Living costs for London

    • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

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