The MA in Digital Media offers an innovative interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to contemporary technology and new media, drawing upon expertise in Media and Communication Studies.
The MA in Digital Media examines some of the key issues confronting twenty-first century global societies through a dynamic programme that combines theoretical and applied perspectives. Students will be encouraged to apply media theory, political and social theory and research tools in analysing and understanding digital media. The MA in Digital Media examines some of the key issues confronting twenty-first century global societies through a dynamic programme that combines theoretical and applied perspectives. The MA in Digital Media also focuses on academic trends within the study of digital media and technology, and presents research methodologies that are appropriate for the field.
Modules on the MA in Digital Media typically include:
• Thinking About Digital Media • The Digital Edge • PR Branding and Promotion • The Business and Politics of Digital Media • Global Media • Professional and Promotional Writing • Digital Skills and Defence • Online Journalism
Who should Apply?
Students interested in digital media and new media technologies, from a media studies, politics and international relations, humanities, social science, computer science or related background. Professionals interested in the challenge of digital media both in terms of their professional practice, but also related to fields in policy research and public administration. Students interested in preparation for postgraduate research, MPhil or PhD, or who wish to develop skills and knowledge related to digital media.
-To enable you to develop an advanced understanding of digital media, through contemporary theories and advanced research work. -To help you to understand the development of digital media and technology historically, through a number of theoretical perspectives, which give a context to contemporary discussions and controversies in the field. -To appreciate the role of digital media technology within wider social, political and economic contexts, including the implications for policy formation. -To enable you to acquire research skills enabling you to conduct thorough research into digital media; also to enhance your critical, theoretical and analytical abilities, and your written and oral communication.
Career expectations are excellent for Digital Media graduates. Companies, nonprofit organisations, government and the public sector value the fact that our students have developed a range of critical abilities, a creative and innovative approach to problem solving, and skills in detailed analysis and presentation of research. Our Graduates go on to work in journalism, broadcasting, web-design, advertising, publicity, arts and cultural bodies, or even to go on to study a PhD.
“I thoroughly enjoyed studying the MA in Digital Media. The course and its faculty have broadened my horizon not only in new media but other subjects, such as computer science and politics. If I haven’t yet succeeded in making the reader envious and inspired to take this course, I would only conclude by mentioning that you would miss out on lectures worth experiencing.” – Tejeswini Krishnan, former student
Digital Media MA
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The typical entry requirement for the MA in Digital Media is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.
Recipient: Swansea University
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