Entry requirements

Good upper second class (2:1) honours degree in the social sciences or humanities, but applicants with appropriate professional expertise will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of current developments in digital media and their wider social significance. Smartphones; social networking, blogging and tweeting; online shopping; communication by email; and the delivery of news, film, music and e-books over the Internet: these are just some of the most striking ways in which the digital is penetrating and transforming contemporary society.

The programme is delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team with a strong profile in, for example, digital culture, media, sociology, anthropology and communication studies.

Core study areas include media and cultural industries, digital futures, media and cultural work, textual analysis research techniques, production and reception analysis and a dissertation.

Optional study areas include politics of representation, media and modernity, communication and citizenship, sex industries, global communications, media, nations, and nationalisms, digital cultures, digital economies, cultural memory and the heritage industries, and marketing politics.

Programme modules Compulsory Modules

  • Digital Cultures
  • Digital Futures: explorations in new media
  • Production and Reception Analysis
  • Digital Economies
  • Digital Methodologies
  • Key debates in Digital Media and Society
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

A selection of the following options will be available:

  • Media and Modernity
  • Media and Cultural Industries
  • The Politics of Representation
  • Popular Music and Modern Times
  • Citizenship and Communications
  • Media, Nations and Nationalisms
  • Global Communications
  • Media and Cultural Work
  • Tourism, Culture and Society
  • Sex Industries
  • Cultural Memory and the Heritage Industries
  • Marketing Politics

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Taught Admissions
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