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Digital Media, MA by Research

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

An MA by Research in Digital Media enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own digital passions and interests.

It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Our Digital Media staff are members of the research group, Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH) and our research strengths include:

• media and cultural theory
• the history and philosophy of media technology
• New Media
• contemporary digital media developments in the UK, European mainland, USA and China
• Global Media and Journalism

Your project will be agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions are started before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.

Programme Summary

This MA by Research in Digital Media at Swansea will enable you to undertake a research project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can enable a future career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 40,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support.

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Students for the Masters by Research in Digital Media are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The word limit is 40,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index. The second part is an oral examination (viva voce).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 97

    27th out of 113 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    134 67%

    24th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    6th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    1st

    40
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    134 60%

    45th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    12th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    31st

    17

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