Taught course

Digital Media: Critical Studies

Institution
UCL - University College London · Culture, Communication and Media
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (e.g. media studies, cultural studies, art, education, digital media, interactive media, English. Applicants with a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a non-relevant subject and at least one year's experience within the fields of education, media and/or the cultural industries will also be considered.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Critical Studies pathway of the MA in Digital Media is for students who wish to investigate the significance, impact and interpretation of digital media and technologies. It explores the theory and practice of media in society, its history, its relationship to popular culture and its new possibilities in the digital age.

The Digital Media MA at the UCL Institute of Education is one of the longest-established Media MAs in the UK. It is based at the UCL Knowledge Lab, a leading interdisciplinary centre whose mission is to understand and develop digital technologies to support and transform education and beyond. Based on research evidence, the Knowledge Lab devises new pedagogies, designs and implements innovative digital media and smart technologies for teaching and learning, and informs policymakers and educational stakeholders.

The programme team belongs to the DARE research centre, a research collaboration with the British Film Institute. With a track record of funded research in the digital media arts, we offer students a chance to learn from direct research experience.

Students will have access to our Future Media studio with computer suites, performance space and sound recording facilities.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
flexible
60 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

Teaching is delivered by face-to-face lectures and seminars, and practical workshops combined with online-learning support. Students are assessed by coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, plus practical or portfolio work for some modules. Practical workshops will take place in the new Future Media studio at the UCL Knowledge Lab.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3370 1214