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Social Media and Interactive Technologies - MSc


University of York Department of Sociology

Full time September MSc Full-time: 1 year

About the course

The rapid expansion of digital networks such as YouTube, Wikipedia, Twitter and Facebook have changed user expectations has created a demand for graduates who understand social and participatory design principles. 

This course provides an innovative mix of social and technical skills. You will gain an understanding of the social, political and economic factors that affect the use of interactive technologies, examining how technology is perceived and employed by the user.

Course content

Understand social media and interactive technologies through the key roles they play in society. Explore topics in human-computer interaction, user-centred design, social and cultural theory and human psychology and learn to apply them to the practical problems of

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Entry 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.

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.


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