12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Social Media and Interactive Technologies course at the University of York provides an innovative mix of sociological and technical skills. 

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During the Social Media and Interactive Technologies  course at the University of York , you will gain an understanding of the social, political and economic factors that affect the use of interactive technologies. You'll examine how technology is perceived and employed by the user. You'll learn to apply your knowledge to the practical problems of designing interactive pages, devices and systems.

Careers and skills

You'll develop the skills and knowledge needed to play a leading role in the design and evaluation of interactive technologies in industry, commerce, academia and public service. This social media degree also provides an ideal basis to progress to further study at PhD level.

Career opportunities

  • Social Media Consultancy
  • Software and Hardware Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Information Analyst
  • Social Media Marketing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Social Media
  • Social Media, Data and Society
  • Themes and Issues in Contemporary Sociology
  • Design and Research Practice for Interactive Technologies
  • Research Methods for Interactive Technologies
  • User-centred Design for Interactive Technologies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

2:1 or equivalent qualifications or experience in Social sciences with experience of social aspects of computing; Business and Management Studies; or Computer Science with experience of social aspects of computing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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