This MSc is designed to respond to demands from business, academia, and policy-makers worldwide for professionals who have in interdisciplinary understanding of the potential old requirements for the effective adoption of new media technologies. A rapid expansion of Web 2.0 interactive technologies such as YouTube, Wikipedia, Flickr, and Facebook are changing the relationships between users and providers. This MSc should appeal to overseas students, UK management, graduates in sociology and other social sciences, media, and communication studies, and also to computer scientists interested in further exploring the human behaviour and socio-cultural dynamics of informatics design, implementation, management, and diffusion.
Applicants must have the minimum of a 2:1 degree or equivalent suitable experience. This should be within a social science, business and management studies or a computer science related discipline with a particular emphasis on either social informatics, information management, or social aspects of computing.However, it is also recognised that this course is likely to attract highly capable students from other backgrounds who wish to undertake rigorous social science training. In this case, high calibre applicants from non-social science disciplines will be considered for admission.
Recipient: University of York
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