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Course summary

Our MA Digital Media and Society offers a comprehensive understanding of current developments in digital media and their wider social significance. Digital media has become an integral part of contemporary life – the internet and mobile technologies are inseparable from everything we do. This master's programme is therefore designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of current thinking and debates on the implications of these developments. You will enhance your understanding of topical content applicable to a variety of industries including defining modern media, media and power, ethnography, social network analysis, emerging digital socio-economic practices, marketing politics, critical discourse analysis, migration and the media and political rhetoric and political communication. You will benefit from a mix of traditional lectures, seminar-style teaching and one-to-one support through our personal tutor system. In addition, we have designed a bespoke package of study skills support, which is run through the dissertation module in the first term. It will support you in using and interpreting academic literature, referencing, critical thinking and developing your own writing style. You will also take a Media Landscapes class as part of the dissertation module. In this class, visiting speakers from across the media and creative industries will give guest lectures, providing insights into the sector and roles in which they work. Over the Easter break, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a four-week placement, which can be recognised as part of your dissertation research project. Our MA Digital Media and Society degree is delivered by a diverse interdisciplinary team with expertise in digital culture, media, sociology, anthropology and communication studies. All of our world-leading scholars are research active and use their research to develop and deliver cutting-edge teaching. You will have the opportunity to get involved in the Loughborough Students' Union media centre, which houses television and radio stations, a magazine and photography editing facilities.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (55%) honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in Social Sciences and Humanities however a large range of other subject areas will be considered .

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 Year 1
Scotland £11100 Year 1
Wales £11100 Year 1
International £22500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees shown are for new students commencing the first year of study in the specified year only. The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students, or those taking a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma, should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing will open on Thursday 17th August 2023 at 8.00am. We anticipate having vacancies in a range of subjects for well-qualified students. Whether you have done better than expected in your examinations results or are exploring opportunities in Clearing, we would love to hear from you. You don’t need to have applied to Loughborough already. Please call the University's Contact Centre on 01509 274 403 to discuss your qualifications.

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