Taught course

Digital Society

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

You need an undergraduate degree with a minimum classification of 2.2, or an equivalent qualification. You will also be considered if you have relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will take a sociologically informed approach to critically examine how digital hardware, software and data are shaping our social institutions, social relations, culture and everyday life.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to critically analyse and creatively respond to a world that has undergone and is still undergoing a digital transformation.

We will draw on our universities specialist expertise in Internet studies, digital audiences and publics, digital culture and digital research methods to provide you with the theoretical and methodological skills needed to enable you to analyse and address key issues of a digital society.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a digital project, either via a work placement or dissertation and you will learn how to share digital sociological research with broader communities and publics.

You will gain highly valuable skills in digital research, digital communication, digital engagement, digital evaluation and project management.

You will:

  • Develop knowledge and skills to perform very effectively in roles across the digital sector.
  • Benefit from our excellent links with digital industries.
  • Be taught by an experienced team of academics and practitioners with a strong trajectory in research and teaching in digital society.
  • Learn about big data, the future of privacy, digital research methods, the ethics of data collection in everyday life, the impact of mobile and digital technology to leisure and work, platform politics and governance, app cultures and algorithmic cultures

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    You can also exit this course with a PgCert/PgDip with the requisite number of credits.

Course contact details

University of Salford
+44(0)161 295 4545