Digital Media, Culture and Society at University of Manchester - UCAS

Course summary

The programme includes four foundational course units in the first year of study, ‘Thinking Digital Media’, ‘History of Big Data’ and ‘Researching in the Digital Age’ I & II. These units will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to think, learn and research from a digital media perspective. Further core units in subsequent years—including ‘Big Questions in the Digital World’, ‘Researching with Digital Methods’ (Y2) and ‘Digital Futures’ (Final Year)—will familiarize students with contemporary issues and debates about digital technology, broaden their digital skills, and inspire them to offer creative alternatives to digital challenges. Students will also produce an independent research project (dissertation) in the final year of study. Additionally, students will be able to take optional units to expand their knowledge and skills according to their interests. These additional units will be offered from within and beyond the Digital Media programme, and will zoom in on such topics as race; gender and sexuality; climate change; fake news and disinformation; activism and social change; visual communication; and mobility. There will also be an opportunity for students to undertake a year-long work placement.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)77.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any one component.

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either: - GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4 or; - IELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any one component, or; - An acceptable equivalent qualification. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for the International Fees for each course.
Digital Media, Culture and Society at University of Manchester - UCAS