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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-JUL-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

An MPhil in Digital Media enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own 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.

The MPhil takes two years full-time or four years part-time.

You will submit a thesis of up to 60,000 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 MPhil in Digital Media at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can present a career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 60,000 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. There will be an opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences.

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

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

Assessment

Students for the Masters 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 maximum word limit is 60,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,950per 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

    32nd

  • 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

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    131 65%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    41st

    23
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    137 57%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93 93%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    14th

    1

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