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MA Social Media

Course Description

Course Duration

Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years
Distance Learning full-time 1 year
Distance Learning part-time 2 years


On this course, students will be exposed to vocationally relevant learning and will be challenged throughout academically by way of high-quality coursework. This means that by the time they graduate students will be able to demonstrate a critical, in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of social media.

Students will study social media within a cultural, business and social aspect, within business, personal and public arenas.


Social Media as Culture
Social Media as Practice
Production Lab or Research Methods
MA by Practice or MA by Dissertation


Assessments usually emphasise scholarly or professional practice through which the key learning objectives are tested. Three weeks are set aside for assessment work.

Visit the MA Social Media page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a first degree or equivalent at 2:1, or above, or have considerable experience in a related field and be able to demonstrate outstanding ability and potential.Applicants should have sound academic skills (research, writing, presentation), an interest in ideas and their application and some basic competence in IT skills (word-processing, internet activities and so on).Above all, candidates for this exciting and innovative course need to have an inquiring mind, an aptitude for researching, sharing and communicating ideas and a desire to develop as an independent and self-motivated thinker.

Course Fees

Please visit the Birmingham School of Media website for up to date tuition fee information

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