Research course

Digital Cultures, Social Networks and Political Change

Institution
Open University · Department of Sociology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Digital devices, practices and networks have entered nearly every domain of our lives – from the most intimate private spheres to the most public and political, and blurring the boundaries between. At the OU we have been researching the cross-cultural and international political dimensions of digital ways of living and being for over a decade. We have experience of gathering and analysing digital data to shed insights into how organisations and institutions, as well as individual and social groups are responding to the challenges of the digital. Our recent work has included digital diasporas, refugee social networks and smartphone use, social media networks, political protests and change, social media and religious change.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Discipline Convenor
Email
FASS-Sociology-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 654558