Taught course

New Media and Society

University of Leicester · Department of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification

We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

Studying our MA in New Media and Society will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the theories and approaches to new media and technologies in both micro and macro contexts, and you will gain in-depth knowledge of the key concepts associated with the new media, including the network society, digital capitalism, online behaviour and persuasive digital environments. In addition, you will learn the most innovative research methods to carry out research online.

Our course enables you to explore new media technologies and their impact and influences on society, culture, politics and human psychology. Alongside this you will also develop a critical understanding of the historical background and recent developments and trends in new media, enabling you to engage confidently with all aspects of new media and digital technologies.

The course combines core modules and option modules from a selection of specialist subjects. You will also complete a dissertation based on individually supervised research.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Department of Media and Communication
0116 252 3863