MA Global Digital Cultures

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Global Digital Cultures

SOAS University of London

MA Global Digital Cultures

Start of programme: September 2016

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The emergence of the internet and digital culture has affected all societies, albeit unevenly. This programme explores the global dimensions of digital culture, focusing on digital creativity and practices in the global South. Students are taught to understand the historical development of digital technologies and the internet, exploring their impact and meaning in diverse economic, political and cultural realms. They study contemporary theories of the digital and consider their adequacy for understanding the non-Western world, while developing knowledge of a range of research tools for understanding the internet, social media and big data.

Students are encouraged to develop arguments about the global dimensions of digital culture in written and oral forms. In addition, they explore the shifting lines between theory and practice by becoming digital adepts, developing collective and individual blogs and acquiring other digital multi-media skills.

The programme is designed for those wishing to be active in the growing digital culture markets in the global South; personnel working for NGOs and other organizations involved in new media and development; policymakers for digital innovation; and diplomats faced with new digital diplomacy. It is an excellent platform for those wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD research on global digital cultures.

  • Understand the historical development of digital technologies and the internet
  • Explore the impact and meaning of such technologies in diverse economic, political and cultural realms, especially within the global South
  • Become familiar with contemporary theories of the digital and their adequacy for understanding the global South
  • Understand the range of new research tools for understanding the Internet, social media and big data
  • Develop coherent arguments about these topics in both written and oral forms

Explore the shifting lines between theory and practice by becoming digital adepts, developing collective and individual blogs and acquiring other digital multi-media skills

Structure

  • Theoretical Issues in Global Digital Cultures - 15PMSC006 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2014/2015
  • Studies in Global Digital Cultures - (0.5 Unit)
  • Dissertation in Global Digital Cultures - 15PMSC994 (1 Unit) - Full Year

A Student's Perspective

"The Centre for Media and Film Studies has been a turning point in my academic, professional, and epistemological life. I will never read, watch or receive information or media products as before."

Osama Salameh

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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