MA Global Digital Cultures

Start of programme: September

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.


Core Modules

  • Dissertation in Global Digital Cultures15PMSC994(60credits)Full Year
  • Qualitative Research Methods15PMSC033(15 credits)Term 1
  • Topics in Global Digital Cultures15PMSC034(15 credits)Term 2
  • Studies in Global Digital Cultures15PMSH029(15 credits)Term 1

Courses in Media Studies

  • International Political Communication 15PMSH009 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communications 15PMSH003 (15 credits) Term 1
  • The Transnational News Environment: Production, Representation and Use 15PMSH006 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media: Networking, Connectivity, Identity 15PMSH004 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Theoretical Issues in Media and Cultural Studies 15PMSH005 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Studies in Global Media and Post-National Communication 15PMSH007 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Emerging Digital Cultures in Asia and Africa - Theory and Practice 15PMSH018
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Last updated January 22, 2019
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Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,225; Full-time Overseas Fees: £18,980 per academic year
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