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About

The Digital Media - Critical Studies programme from University College London (UCL) is for students who wish to investigate the significance, impact and interpretation of digital media and technologies.

Overview

The Digital Media - Critical Studies programme from University College London (UCL) explores the theories and practices of digital media in societies by providing critical insights into the social and cultural implications of digital technologies. 

The range of topics include the Internet, social media, digital games, big data, mobile media, posthumanism, digital ethnography and much more.

Students will explore contemporary digital media practices in relation to the questions of culture, politics and representation. They will critically examine the transformations in digital culture and society focusing on, for example, mobile media and communications, digital screens and the body, and digital games and player cultures. 

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits including compulsory and optional modules and write a dissertation (20,000 words) or report (10,000 words).

The degree includes two compulsory modules (30 credits each); two optional modules (30 credits each); a 20,000 word Dissertation (60 credits); or a 10,000 word Report (30 credits), allowing an additional 30 credit module.

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MA in Digital Media: Critical Studies.

Careers

This programme will equip students with skills, knowledge and experience related to the rapidly-changing worlds of digital media cultures. It will therefore support career development in a variety of media contexts, as well as further postgraduate study.

Employability

Graduates of this programme will gain critical insights into digital media: into the nature of production, consumption and uses of the media in contemporary society. They will be experienced in the analysis of media texts, media audiences, and media technologies across a range of traditional and current media industries. They will acquire critical insights into the nature of contemporary digital media, such as mobile media and digital games. They will gain experience of researching digital media including content, users, and technologies. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital Media Theory
  • Digital Media Enquiry
  • Mobile Media and Place
  • Bodies and Digital Media
  • Digital Games and Play

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (e.g. media studies, cultural studies, art, education, digital media, interactive media, English. 
  • Applicants with a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a non-relevant subject and at least one year's experience within the fields of education, media and/or the cultural industries will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,450
  • International: £14,700

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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