MA in Digital Media

General

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Program Description

The MA in Digital Media explores the colourful past, present and future of digital media.

Ideal for recent graduates or current professionals, this course offers a fresh contemporary angle on the biggest societal issues of today, drawing upon our expertise in media and communication studies.

You will explore the business and politics of digital media with leading academics, combining theoretical and applied perspectives to give a robust framework for understanding contemporary debates.

Also covered are academic trends within the study of digital media and technology, and the common research methodologies appropriate in the field, and highly desired by employers.

Why Digital Media at Swansea?

Swansea University is a strong name in the teaching of digital media.

Based on our energising Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay, we have the depth of digital expertise together with a full range of modern facilities to ensure your learning is as up to the minute as possible.

Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.

It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

Your Digital Media Experience

You will study a set number of 20-credit modules before taking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing in the second part of the course or undertaking a professional media project incorporating practical elements of the course, and a short unpaid work placement.

Modules include the digital revolution, the digital edge, the business and politics of digital media, and digital journalism.

You have the further option of acquiring digital design and marketing skills.

Digital Media Employment Opportunities

You will develop excellent oral and professional writing skills, improving your abilities with digital media and learning to present ideas in a range of formats.

Graduates from this course enter creative digital media industries including journalism, publicity, broadcasting and marketing.

Existing professionals gain or develop dynamic new media skills and earn qualifications to fuel their continuing professional development.

Entry Requirements

  • The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5

Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

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Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. Read less