Taught course

Social Media and Interactive Technologies

University of York · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent qualifications or experience in Social sciences with experience of social aspects of computing; Business and Management Studies; or Computer Science with experience of social aspects of computing.

Months of entry


Course content

The rapid expansion of digital networks such as YouTube, Wikipedia, Twitter and Facebook have changed user expectations, creating demand for graduates who understand social and participatory design principles.

This course provides an innovative mix of sociological and technical skills. You will gain an understanding of the social, political and economic factors that affect the use of interactive technologies. You'll examine how technology is perceived and employed by the user. You'll learn to apply your knowledge to the practical problems of designing interactive pages, devices and systems.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr David Beer
+44 (0) 1904 323049