Taught course

New Media and Society (by Distance Learning)

University of Leicester · Department of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent professional qualification We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry

October, April

Course content

The MA in New Media and Society will give you the opportunity to examine in depth new media technologies and their impact and influences on society, culture, politics and economics at a global and national level.

The first year, which is common to all our Media and Communication distance learning courses, will provide you with a thorough grounding in the origins, theoretical development and research methods used in the study of media and communication

Specialist modules explore the history, growth and development of the internet and other related technologies, the different applications to which new communication technologies have been put, and their social and psychological impact upon users and societies. You will examine the legal and regulatory factors relating to new media and society as well as the issues linked to the politics, sociology and social psychology of the internet. The degree is international in perspective, examining global developments, but will also offer you a more detailed examination at the local and regional level.

Information for international students

IETLS 6.5 or TOEFL required if English is not your first language.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
18 months

Course contact details

Social Science Distance Learning Hub
0116 252 5164