12 months
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17000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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About

This multidisciplinary Data, Culture and Society degree offered at the University of Westminster brings together media/communication studies and computer science. It combines hands-on and applied approaches with theoretical learning and critical analysis. It will encourage collaboration, creative practice, group work and problem-based learning.  

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Overview

We live in an age where almost everything that we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication – the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday lives into digital data, pose great opportunities but also risks for contemporary societies.

This MA Data, Culture and Society degree offered at the University of Westminster   addresses, explores and creatively utilises this transformation. We place an emphasis on current and future technologies and practices such as algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, blockchain, data analytics and data mining, the Internet of Things, and others.

Career Path 

  • The substantial growth in the number of jobs related to the digital and data world will further the need for graduates able to combine creative, applied and theoretical, and critical data skills with an ever-wider range of subject areas. Graduates from this course will be fully capable and confident to combine these skills during their careers. Students who complete the Data, Culture and Society MA can work in a wide variety of sectors connected to data in different ways: media and creative industries, PR and advertising, consulting and think tanks, start-ups, research and development, regulation and policy, data and knowledge-based companies and organisations, data management. 

    The skills developed on this course will also fully prepare you for further study opportunities such as MPhil, PhD or other modalities of research that could also lead to future paths within the academic world.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Data and Society 

  • Data System Concepts and Fundamentals

  • Data and Society: Research and Methods

  • Social Media

  • Political Economy of Communication

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning

  • The Politics of Global Complexity

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
58
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
58
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT tuition fee: £950 (Price per 20-credit module)
  • International PT tuition fee: £1,900 (Price per 20-credit module)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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