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Digital media today affect all aspects of everyday, professional and public life, and understanding its significance requires interdisciplinary knowledge. Based at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) at the University of Warwick, the MA Programme in Digital Media and Culture is an advanced one-year postgraduate degree that addresses the role of digital technologies, media, and infrastructures in relation to culture, economics, politics, and society.

Drawing on multiple disciplines, the degree supports critical approaches to key topics in digital culture, including platformisation, participatory culture, media activism, digital labour and political economy, privacy and surveillance, behavioural design, data critique, and environmental sustainability.

Our teaching combines theory, research methods, and creative practice. By selecting from a diverse offering of modules, students will have, for instance, the opportunity to learn data analytics and visualisation, to engage with speculative design and media art, and to discuss concepts in fields ranging from software studies to environmental humanities.

Based at a research centre promoting cutting-edge scholarship in these areas, our degree is primarily research-driven. MA students will be encouraged to select their own path through the degree and contribute to the culture of CIM by attending invited talks, participating in workshops, and organising interdisciplinary symposiums.

The Digital Media and Culture MA is aimed at students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds who want to learn more about the emerging field of digital culture and media. Although no specific background is required, your application must demonstrate an ability to work creatively and independently as well as an interest in contemporary developments in digital media and culture.

This degree equips you to follow a professional career in knowledge-based workplaces, whether businesses or charities/non-profits, museums or marketing agencies, new media production companies, editing and copywriting companies, or public relations firms and think-tanks. It also provides you with an excellent academic background to pursue issues in digital media at the doctoral level.

Recent MA in Digital Media and Culture graduates have gone on to pursue the following careers:


The MA in Digital Media and Culture includes two core modules and a dissertation project, and two or three option modules.


Please note that not all modules listed here will be available each year due to staff availability and student number uptake. Modules will also be updated annually. For further information, contact the Director of Taught Postgraduate Degrees, Michael Dieter:

All our modules offer European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. Please see individual module pages for equivalence.

Optional modules from other departments may be considered as part of your degree programme. Should you wish to undertake an outside option, you will need to discuss this with your Masters Convenor.


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years


2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent).


Band B

There may be the option to attend the Pre-Sessional English Programme prior to commencement of study. See the Pre-Sessional English Programme websiteLink opens in a new window for information, but note that CIM has the additional requirement of a minimum 6.0 in the IELTS writing component for acceptance through this programme.


Status Full-Time (1 Year) Part-Time (2 Years)
Home £12105 £
Overseas £25930 £12965

We consider all eligible applicants for bursaries and scholarship while funds are available, so do apply for the course as early as possible if you'd like to be considered.

Further Details
CIM Masters Bursary

A number of bursaries are available for the MSc programme.Each will provide an £8,000 contribution towards tuition fees.

Deadline for applications (Overseas): 17th July 2023.

Deadline for applications (Home): 17th August 2023.

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Li Xiaoming Scholarships

A scholarship in memory of Li Xiaoming. Available to Masters level students from the People's Republic of China.

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Postgraduate Loans

Home / EU students may be eligible to apply for a loan to support their study and living costs. Postgraduate Loans have to be paid back.

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Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships

Scholarships to support refugee, humanitarian protection and asylum seeking students in the UK.

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Warwick Alumni Discount Scheme

10% tuition fee discount will be available to Warwick graduates who have Home/EU or Overseas fee status. You must be a graduate of Warwick at any level of qualification.

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Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships

Bursaries to support Home fee status students and UK domicile EU students who satisfy certain eligibility criteria.

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Fee and stipend awards to support MA Digital Media and Culture candidates from developing countries.

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PhD Funding is possible through a number of sources at Warwick.

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What our current students say:

A Day in the Life of a Digital Media and Culture StudentLink opens in a new window

By Hala Kabalan, MA Digital Media and Culture student 2022-23

''The University of Warwick is a vibrant academic institution located in Coventry, England. Situated on a sprawling campus of over 700 acres...''

Graduate Testimonial:

“I had previously studied Journalism in my undergraduate program. However, in this vibrant and fast-changing digital age, I am in need of a more insightful understanding of the relationship between digital media and modern society. In order to discover more possibilities of my career path, I chose Digital Media and Culture to pursue my master’s degree.

One of the most interesting aspects I have experienced during my time with CIM is the clash of various opinions on same issues from multiple dimensions, of which valuable thought experiments proved to be conducive to my ability to think critically. Module tutors have always surprised me with a wide range of academic perspectives to support me unlock the new knowledge and I encountered many “WOW” moments opening my mind to many new areas of interest.

My MA study has led me to the intersection between people and media, culture and society, it has helped me cultivate an interdisciplinary way of thinking and practicing. This, apart from becoming a journalist, I have a great variety of career options available. I am currently in a UNESCO traineeship programme, contributing to the UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS project. This shall be the starting point of my long-term professional aspiration in public affairs.”

He Shuhui

MA Digital Media and Culture