Taught course

Digital Media and Society

Loughborough University · Communication and Media

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (55%) honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in Social Sciences and Humanities. However, a large range of other subject areas will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Digital Media and Society offers a comprehensive understanding of current developments in digital media and their wider social significance.

Digital media has become an integral part of contemporary life – the internet and mobile technologies are inseparable from everything we do. This master's programme is therefore designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of current thinking and debates on the implications of these developments. You will enhance your understanding of topical content applicable to a variety of industries including defining modern media, media and power, ethnography, social network analysis, emerging digital socio-economic practices, marketing politics, critical discourse analysis, migration and the media and political rhetoric and political communication.

You will benefit from a mix of traditional lectures, seminar-style teaching and one-to-one support through our personal tutor system. In addition, we have designed a bespoke package of study skills support, which is run through the dissertation module in the first term. It will support you in using and interpreting academic literature, referencing, critical thinking and developing your own writing style.

You will also take a Media Landscapes class as part of the dissertation module. In this class, visiting speakers from across the media and creative industries will give guest lectures, providing insights into the sector and roles in which they work. Over the Easter break, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a four-week placement, which can be recognised as part of your dissertation research project.

Our MA Digital Media and Society degree is delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team with expertise in digital culture, media, sociology, anthropology and communication studies. All of our world-leading scholars are research active and use their research to develop and deliver cutting-edge teaching.

You will have the opportunity to get involved in the Loughborough Students' Union media centre, which houses television and radio stations, a magazine and photography editing facilities.

Who should study this programme?

Our MA Digital Media and Society would be suitable if you are interested in the historical expansion of communications media, the institutionalisation of media systems, various audiences uses of the media, and the implications of new media for cultural life.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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