The programme investigates the dynamic relationship between digital technology and contemporary culture. We consider how the evolving media landscape is transforming the form and content of the things we read and watch, and how digital technology is changing the ways we write and learn. It provides an opportunity to engage with cutting-edge theoretical debates and practical advances in digital culture.
This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:
Introduction to Digital Culture
Digital Research Methods
Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.
Teaching and Assessment Methods
This course is delivered in a blended mode, both online and on campus. On-campus teaching includes a combination of mini-lectures, seminars, workshops, and one to one discussions with your tutor. You will work online with a variety of digital tools both collaboratively and independently on research tasks that will inform the in-person seminar discussion.
Teaching takes place once a month over a full day of six hours, usually at the weekend. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support, and you will work individually with your tutor for dissertation supervision.
There is also a fully-online variant of the course available. This runs in the same way, with live online seminars in place of the on-campus sessions.
A 2.2 or higher in English or a related subject (Media, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, etc.)
We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.
This course is particularly relevant to people already working in, or looking to develop a career in teaching, digital media, information science and the knowledge economy more widely.
This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including media, lecturing, language teaching, academic support and marketing.
If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include Ph.D study.
UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.
We also have a range of other financial support available.
Your tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities
If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.