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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What will I learn?

This programme will provide you with a rigorous introduction to the sociological study of digital society and digital culture.

You will be introduced to the core theoretical and methodological issues that arise when sociologists investigate the increasing prevalence of digital technology, digital infrastructure, and data production, capture, and analysis in everyday life.

The programme will also allow you to study the very social conditions (economic, political, and cultural) that give rise to such technologies and their circuits of power.

On this programme you may take up the following specialised topics, including (but not limited to): the sociological analysis of digital technology and new forms of data on the fields of contemporary culture; work and labour; leisure; health; education; government and law; finance;

How will I learn?

The degree combines seminar teaching on specific topics with individual research supervision by leading researchers in the emerging field of digital sociology.

Who is this programme for?

While this programme will be primarily suitable for those with some background in the social sciences, the MSc is intended for anyone who wants to understand, learn, study, analyse, and critique digital technologies and the complex ways in which they shape society, social institutions, and culture.

Application deadline

05 July 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

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

University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    181 94%

    4th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    87th

    1

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