Taught course

Digital Media and Society

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Sociological Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

This course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the interweaving of digital media and society from a sociological perspective.

Where your masters can take you

Our graduates are academics, researchers and health and social care professionals. Others become managers or administrators in the public and private sectors.

How we teach

Our teaching is rigorous and research-led. We encourage you to think critically, to learn research techniques and develop transferable skills. We also help you to develop the personal attributes that will make you highly employable. The department is a friendly place, where staff and postgraduates work together as colleagues.

Our interdisciplinary approach brings together sociologists, social policy analysts, social workers and social anthropologists. Our empirical research is internationally recognised. We make significant contributions to policy debates.

Course content

Drawing upon staff expertise in digital media and digital society, this programme will give you a grounding in four aspects of digital media, allowing you to specialise in a specific area, or develop your understanding of all of the following: Theorising digital society; Digital practices; Digital methods; Digital research.

As a student within the Faculty of Social Sciences, you will also benefit from the research and training activities of both the University’s Sheffield Methods Institute and the faculty-wide Digital Society Network, the latter of which brings together interdisciplinary researchers engaged in research at the cutting-edge of society-technology interactions.

Core modules

These include: Researching Digital Society, Digital Practices, Digital Methods, Qualitative OR Statistical Methods.

Examples of optional modules

These can include: Social Media, Data and Society, Researching Social Media, Information, Governance and Ethics, Online Journalism Studies, Media , State and Society in China, The Sociology of Surveillance, What It Means to Be Human.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment varies across modules and will include a combination of coursework (essays, portfolio and practical work). Formal examination may be required for some optional modules. Students are also expected to complete a dissertation-length project equivalent to 15,000 words in length.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each component) or for alternative lanuage requirements, please see http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses. For more information on other acceptable English language qualifications with variable requirements, please visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/info/englang

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
socstudies@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 6402