Taught course

Digital Media: Critical Studies

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

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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.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Digital Media: Critical Studies MA is for students who wish to investigate the significance, impact and interpretation of digital media. Students explore theories and methods relevant to the analysis of media, audiences and digital technology. Optional modules offer students the opportunity to focus on specific topics in more depth. During their final term, students undertake research on a relevant topic of their choice with the support of a supervisor.

The Digital Media programme at the UCL Institute of Education is one of the longest-established postgraduate media programmes 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. With a track record of funded research in the digital media, we offer students a chance to learn from direct research experience.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

Teaching is delivered through 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, or by a portfolio of work for some modules.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 20 7907 4625