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Digital Media: Critical Studies MA

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MA Digital Media: Critical Studies is for students who wish to investigate the significance, impact and interpretation of digital media and technologies. It explores the theories and practices of digital media in societies by providing critical insights into the social and cultural implications of digital technologies. The range of topics include the Internet, social media, digital games, big data, mobile media, posthumanism, digital ethnography and much more. Students will explore contemporary digital media practices in relation to the questions of culture, politics and representation. They will critically examine the transformations in digital culture and society focusing on, for example, mobile media and communications, digital screens and the body, and digital games and player cultures.

Careers

This programme will equip students with skills, knowledge and experience related to the rapidly-changing worlds of digital media cultures. It will therefore support career development in a variety of media contexts, as well as further postgraduate study.

Employability

Graduates of this programme will gain critical insights into digital media: into the nature of production, consumption and uses of the media in contemporary society. They will be experienced in the analysis of media texts, media audiences, and media technologies across a range of traditional and current media industries. They will acquire critical insights into the nature of contemporary digital media, such as mobile media and digital games. They will gain experience of researching digital media including content, users, and technologies.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,470per year

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University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 106 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    178 87%

    8th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 83%

    47th

    26

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