Taught course

Digital Media and Society

Loughborough University · Social and Policy Studies

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a wide range of subjects. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

Months of entry

January, September

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. Our Digital Media and Society MA course is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of current thinking and debates on the implications of these developments.

You will benefit from a mix of traditional lectures, seminar-style teaching and one-to-one support through the personal tutor system.

In addition to this, we have designed a bespoke package of study skills support including using and interpreting academic literature, referencing, critical thinking and developing your own writing style.

In the second term you will 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.

In collaboration with the English Language study Unit we have designed a bespoke package of study skills support. This 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. This is also an excellent networking opportunity.

Also there is the opportunity to undertake a four-week placement over the Easter vacation (April) – this experience can be recognized as part of your dissertation research project. If you take up this opportunity, you can have this recognized through their degree if you wish. If you take a placement, you will be put onto a special ‘placement dissertation’ module. You will be able to use your placement experience as part of your dissertation research project and will in (in part) be assessed on the quality of your reflection on the placement experience.

Our MA Digital Media and Society degree is delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team with a strong profile in, for example, 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.

The centre's facilities for media and communications research include the Loughborough Qualitative Digital Research Lab (LiQUiD Lab).

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


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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