Taught course

Digital Media

University of Leeds · School of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in one of the following: literature, psychology, politics, sociology, communication/cultural studies as well as digital media (with focus on theory) related courses such as: network and digital media, digital humanities, digital media art/technology, visual communication design, editing/publishing for digital media. Some experience of digital methods is desirable.

We may give preference to applicants who exceed our entry requirements. Please note that meeting the entry requirements of this course doesn't guarantee an offer of a place.

Months of entry


Course content

Smartphones and social media, digital networks and big data, gamification and mobile platforms – digital media continue to change the way we live, work and communicate. This course interrogates the impact of digital technologies on individuals and society, and provides you with the skills and knowledge to be able to think critically and creatively about digital media.

You'll learn about diverse digital media techniques and processes, including coding and hacking, web design, digital ethnography and more to complement your analysis of critical theory. Merging theory and practice, you'll gain an understanding of the social, cultural and economic roles of digital media.

With a range of optional modules to choose from, you'll be able to tailor your degree to your personal and career interests. The content of the course modules is informed by the research interests and practice of academic staff who teach them, allowing you to gain the knowledge and skills to thrive in this dynamic, fast-paced sector.

Please refer to the application deadlines.

Digital media lab

Our School has fantastic facilities to support your studies. You can work on your own projects in our 44 editing suites, equipped with Avid Media Composer editing software and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Take a look around our facilities.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Communication and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Communication and Society (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

We have a generous range of funding available for postgraduate study. Find out more on the University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships database here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 4192