Digital Culture and Society at University of Plymouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Digital culture and advancing technologies are shaping every aspect of our lives. This programme provides a unique opportunity to critically examine the impact of digital technologies on culture and society and gain an in-depth understanding of current theories and debates. Investigate how digital technologies are affecting a range of contemporary aspects of social life including: gender and the body; health; race and nationalism; the workplace; the environment and politics. PROGRAMME OVERVIEW Examine how digital technologies are affecting the most pressing issues of our time. Gain an understanding of key theoretical, ethical and philosophical debates. Learn how to use ethnographic and visual methods to study online worlds and become skilled in digital analytics including analysing big data. Draw on a wide range of teaching methods with an emphasis upon hands-on experiential learning including VR technologies. Access cutting-edge technology in our new Digital Labs, giving you the edge when applying for jobs in the cultural sector. This programme trains our students to be employment-ready, resilient global citizens who are empowered to make a difference in society. KEY FEATURES

  • Benefit from our new Digital Labs where you can use cutting-edge technology, learn to code, experiment with augmented reality and observe how people engage with these technologies.
  • Gain insights into highly topical contemporary developments and benefit from a programme of external industry speakers.
  • Combine a solid conceptual foundation informed by leading research with hands-on practical training.
  • Learn from a team of internationally recognised research-active staff who are leaders in their field.
  • Enrich your experience and expand your thinking from a learning environment that brings together today’s most valuable subjects from the social and political sciences, and performing arts and humanities.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Knowledge and skills in digital culture and society responds to one of the fastest growing areas of employment today. Whether it is marketing, communications, human resources or even health, employers increasingly need experts who understand the growing impact of digital life on society.

Assessment method

The Masters degree is obtained typically by a combination of coursework & thesis/dissertation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. You can apply for one of our postgraduate courses directly using our online application form. For details on how to apply, and to access the online application form, please visit Once you have applied, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in social science or a humanities subject, plus a supporting portfolio of work and a 200 - 500 word draft statement of intent. Candidates are interviewed before an offer is made. We will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent (with 5.5 minimum in each component) required for overseas students.

Fees and funding

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Digital Culture and Society at University of Plymouth - UCAS