Digital and Social Media, M.A. | University of Huddersfield | Huddersfield, United Kingdom
12 months
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16000 GBP/year
6900 GBP/year
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About

The M.A. in Digital and Social Media at University of Huddersfield focuses on the specialised, advanced study of current media developments: students will be able to analyse and critically reflect on the media world they inhabit, developing their expertise in participatory culture/social media and associated practices of fandom, activism, community-building, and creativity.

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Overview

Key Facts 

This taught Master’s Digital and Social Media course at University of Huddersfield , made up of four modules and a 12,000-word dissertation (split into two modules for PT students, with each module producing 6,000 words of work), responds to major transnational developments in contemporary media which have eroded the line between ‘producers’ and ‘consumers’, democratising media or leading to a lo-fi “cult of the amateur.” At the same time, social media platforms have become major economic players, raising questions over who benefits, and how, from the social activity they host.

The course is targeted at those who wish to develop their understanding of specific kinds of digital media – involving people “formerly known as the audience” – and their social, economic and cultural contexts. It is designed to lead into PhD work for those wishing to progress to further Higher Education, as well as leading to a range of professional roles linked to participatory culture and social media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Theorizing Participatory Culture & Social Media
  •  Researching Participatory Culture and Social Media
  •  Participatory Culture, Productivity and Fandom
  •  Social Media, Politics and Activism
  •  Participatory Culture and Social Media Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students’ first degrees will usually be expected to be in areas/subjects that are cognate or related to Media/Cultural Studies/Communication (this will include a diverse range of humanities-based and social science degrees), though applicants’ individual circumstances will be considered on merit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time National: Band 1 - £575 per 15 credit module

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 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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