Taught course

Digital Media and Culture MA

University of York · School of Arts and Creative Technologies

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent in a related discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Study key debates, theories, issues and contentions about how digital media intersect and influence contemporary life.

At York, you'll be housed in our interdisciplinary School of Arts and Creative Technologies, accessing specific media expertise across film, television, theatre, interactive media and music. You'll be able to gain specialist knowledge of digital culture in tandem with interdisciplinary learning across different media forms through optional modules.
We'll teach you through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, practicals, screenings and masterclasses. You'll study a wide range of key concepts, applications, operations, and visions of contemporary digital media and culture to give you the intellectual tools to analyse and answer questions about our digitally mediated world. Our focus is on developing skills of research, discussion, critique, analysis, creative making and critical thinking for you to gain specialist insights into the effects, transformations and consequences of digital technologies.
You'll graduate equipped with the knowledge, understanding, analytical and research skills with which to consider, evaluate and investigate our digital present and future as a community, society, even as a species. You'll be well-quipped to embark on careers in media, creative, and technology sectors, research work, arts and culture, government and public administration, education, or further PhD study.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Richard Carter