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Politics and Digital Cultures BA (Hons)

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**About This Course**Want to know if Twitter won Trump the presidency? Can’t make up your mind about Elon Musk? Curious about the sociological significance of YouTube celebrity? Interested in the politics of video games?Politics and Digital Cultures is a unique degree programme that starts from the assumption that digital technologies are rapidly transforming our lives, our cultures and our politics. From their impact on the political upheavals of Brexit, Corbyn, and Trump, to youth subcultures emerging on YouTube and Instagram, to the transformation of televisual culture through platforms like Netflix, digital technologies are central to our societies. This course will allow you to explore and understand the multitude of different ways in which digital cultures are reshaping the world, from individual experience to global politics.Grounded in the respected academic discipline of politics, while drawing on cultural studies, digital sociology, media theory and more, this pioneering politics degree is the first of its kind.**Overview**Our Politics and Digital Cultures degree will equip you with tools to enable you to understand and research the relationship between the modern social and political world and the many forms of contemporary digital technologies – from digital political communications to social media and video games.We ask not just how to make sense of this new world but also how to address its challenges, from making better media, to more effective regulation, to other forms of political contestation. Our degree programme will help you to understand this new emerging world and to prosper in it.You will gain insights into the history and practice of digital media, explore how digital cultures emerge and interact with the offline world, explore how social media enable and shape the expression of different kinds of identities, and encounter the machinations and techniques of contemporary digital politics. You will also think about the economic impacts of monopolies like Facebook or Google and even the ways in which AI, automation, and other new digital technologies will create increasingly significant effects in vast areas of our lives, from healthcare to transportation.Our course will give you the opportunity to arm yourself with the skills necessary for a career in digital journalism or to run a political or social campaign. You’ll also be offered the chance to learn a foreign language, or to study abroad for a semester.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,900per year

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

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    130 59%

    36th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    26th

    12

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