12 months
20400 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
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Develop a broad understanding of the interweaving of digital media and society from a sociological perspective. In this Digital Media and Society programme offered by the University of Sheffield, you'll think about digital media developments in terms of a range of social issues, and use visual, qualitative and quantitative methods.  

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This Digital Media and Society course at University of Sheffield offers you a unique opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the interweaving of digital media and society from a sociological perspective.

Key Features  

  • Drawing upon staff expertise in digital media and digital society, this programme will give you a grounding in aspects of digital media, allowing you to specialise in a specific area, or develop your understanding of the following: researching digital society, digital practices, and digital methods.
  • As a student within the Faculty of Social Sciences, you will also benefit from the research and training activities of both the Sheffield Methods Institute and the faculty-wide Digital Society Network. The latter brings together interdisciplinary researchers engaged in research at the cutting-edge of society–technology interactions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Media, Data and Society
  • Researching Digital Society
  • Digital Practices 
  • Digital Methods
  • Qualitative OR Statistical Methods
  • Contemporary Challenges: Refugees and Asylum

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant social science discipline.
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 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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