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Entry requirements

Applicants will have either a good second class (2.1 level) or a first-class degree in Communication Studies or other Social Sciences or Humanities, or a technical background in Computer Science, IT or an equivalent discipline. Alternatively, an applicant may have a degree in another subject and appropriate postgraduate experience and employment.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Media, Data and Society is designed for students who have an interest in the risks and the opportunities that emerge from the increasing use of digital data in our society. The programme aims to provide you with an introduction to the approaches that are used for the collection, the analysis, and the storage of digital data, such as data mining and machine learning. It also aims to develop a critical skillset for understanding and questioning the political, economic, moral and societal implications of the use of digital data in contemporary society.

The programme has a strong interdisciplinary focus, with elements from communication studies, computer science, and sociology. It aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of the dimensions that permeate the use of digital data. We will focus on topics such as big data capitalism and surveillance, the changing digital audience practices, and digital media infrastructures; as well as methods that allow you to use tools for digital data collection, digital media analytics, and data visualisations.

The MA provides a critical and technical overview on digital data, but it is also intended to answer the needs of students who wish to master skills and expertise as a means to building a career in the field of digital media and data analysis; and improve employability skills for a career in the broader digital sector or for further academic research on the topic.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/media-data-and-society-ma/fees/
International students
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/media-data-and-society-ma/fees/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk