Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: September
Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
The emergence of the internet and digital culture has affected all societies, albeit unevenly. This programme explores the global dimensions of digital culture, focusing on digital creativity and practices in the global South. Students are taught to understand the historical development of digital technologies and the internet, exploring their impact and meaning in diverse economic, political and cultural realms. They study contemporary theories of the digital and consider their adequacy for understanding the non-Western world, while developing knowledge of a range of research tools for understanding the internet, social media and big data.
Students are encouraged to develop arguments about the global dimensions of digital culture in written and oral forms. In addition, they explore the shifting lines between theory and practice by becoming digital adepts, developing collective and individual blogs and acquiring other digital multi-media skills.
The programme is designed for those wishing to be active in the growing digital culture markets in the global South; personnel working for NGOs and other organizations involved in new media and development; policymakers for digital innovation; and diplomats faced with new digital diplomacy. It is an excellent platform for those wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD research on global digital cultures.
THE ON-LINE MODULE SIGN-UP SYSTEM GUIDES STUDENTS THROUGH THE AVAILABLE MODULES.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL OPTIONAL MODULES ARE AVAILABLE EVERY YEAR.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4422
Students must take 180 credits comprised of 120 taught credits (including core and option modules) and a 60 credit dissertation.
All students will take the following two core modules:
All students will take the following Compulsory Module:
All students will take modules to the value of 30 credits from the list of Media Studies modules running each year (below)
All students will take modules to the value of 45 credits from list of recommended options below or from the open options list if approved by programme convenor.
List of Media Studies modules (subject to availability)
This is the structure for applicants
If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Department.
Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.
This is a Band 1 tuition fee.
Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year.
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For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section