Digital Civics is about exploring new ways in which digital technologies can promote public participation in the design and delivery of local services. This includes education, public health and social care and planning.
Our Digital Civics MRes combines knowledge and skills across all areas of digital civics and digital civic research. This includes: human-computer interaction, interaction design, research methods, ubiquitous and social computing.
It also forms the initial training component for the four-year (MRes plus PhD) EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics.
The course is structured so that you can specialise in one of the following strands: technologies, local democracy, public health and social care, community learning.
Industry, local government and the third sector are significantly involved on this course. They feature through: the delivery of case studies in your taught modules, seminars, practical classes, project co-supervision.
Our teaching staff have international reputations for their contributions to digital civics. Some also have extensive experience as practitioners in industry.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline, if you have relevant additional non-academic experience.Or a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: computer science,engineering,education,politics,social science,architecture,planning,psychology,health studies(or related discipline),design.You will also be considered on an individual basis if you have different or non-standard qualifications, particularly if you have relevant industrial experience.You need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:Direct Entry:IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate
Recipient: Newcastle University
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