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.
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.
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.
- Digital Media Theory
- Digital Media Enquiry
- Mobile Media and Place
- Bodies and Digital Media
- Digital Games and Play
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMedia Management Media Studies & Mass Media Digital Communication View 95 other Masters in Media Management in United Kingdom
- 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.
International29400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £14,700
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