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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Social media and other emerging communication technologies are becoming a key aspect of social research practice.

The data they generate contain insights into how entire populations communicate, behave and interact with each other.

This course provides the practical research skills and conceptual foundations you need to conduct studies in this new field.

Course content

You'll examine the role of social media in contemporary societies, and its potential for ethical research. You'll develop a foundation in traditional social science research skills, as well as explore new methods of analysis for both large- and small-scale data.

Careers and skills

You'll develop skills employers need in many fields, and especially those requiring awareness of digital social research practice and theory.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per 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 York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

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    19th out of 113 1

    11th out of 103 5

    18th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    148 66%

    28th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    12th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    53rd

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    156 82%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    18th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    48th

    30
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    137 71%

    29th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    9th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    78th

    13

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