Taught course

Social Media, Culture and Society

Institution
University of Westminster · PG Media and Society
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Eligible students will typically; hold a first or upper-second class Honours degree (or an international equivalent) in a media, communications, humanities, social science or management discipline; possess at least one year's professional experience in a creative, journalistic or commercial capacity. More importantly, students must bring commitment, an analytical approach, and demonstrate a real interest in the strategic and commercial challenges facing media organisations. Telephone interviews are conducted for suitable applicants.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Social Media, Culture and Society offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments in the networked digital media environment. It will benefit those seeking to develop their understanding of contemporary communication and its societal, political, regulatory, industrial and cultural contexts.

The MA in Social Media provides students with the opportunity to focus at postgraduate level on:

- Studying the ways in which social media and the Internet shape and are shaped by social, economic, political, technological and cultural factors, in order to equip students to become critical research-oriented social media experts.

- Developing reflective and critical insights into how social media and the Internet are used in multiple contexts in society, and into which roles social media can play in various forms of organisations that are situated in these societal contexts. The aim is that students are equipped to become reflective and critical social media practitioners.

- Gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the major debates about the social and cultural roles of social media and the Internet.

- Acquiring advanced knowledge and understanding of the key categories, theories, approaches and models of social media's and the Internet's roles in and impacts on society and human practices.
Obtaining advanced insights into practical activity and practice-based work that relate to how social media and the Internet work and which implications they have for social and cultural practices.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7911 5000
Fax
+44 (0)20 7911 5788