The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
Months of entry
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.
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:
- researching digital society
- digital practices
- digital methods.
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.
- 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
- Media, State and Society in China
- The Sociology of Surveillance
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.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 6402