Taught course

Digital Culture and Society

King's College London · Department of Digital Humanities

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours in English, or a related discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course gives students unique opportunity to critically study the developments and implications of digital technologies on contemporary culture and society. Our programme looks at how digital developments are reshaping various socio-political and economic fields such as work, governance, identity, cultural communication, finance, industry, and many more.

By researching digital technology and industries, graduates of this course will sharpen their analytical and communicative skills while gaining critical insights into the effect of the digital. In addition to the theoretical core module, students will have the opportunity to take practise based optional modules to develop their practical and organisational skills through individual and team-based projects.

Graduates of this course will potentially embark on professional careers in social and technology research, work in think tanks, the arts and the cultural sectors, government and public administration, international development, NGOs, education, in media and communications globally as well as into marketing and public relations or journalism. They can also progress to PhD study.

Key Benefits

  • develop an understanding of the role and the impact of digital technologies in contemporary culture and society.
  • gain an overview and awareness of emerging and established digital technologies by learning about highly topical and contemporary developments.
  • acquire specific knowledge of digital technologies and their wider effects; as well as practical skills through our optional modules.
  • gain the ability to review, synthesise and integrate information and data for research and reporting purposes.
  • There is the possibility of taking part in an internship programme. London’s many cultural institutions and its wide creative industry offers further possibilities. In 2020/1 this may be subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact the department if you wish to discuss this further.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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