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Digital media is set to dominate twenty-first century culture and society. This course gives you the opportunity to study digital media and to be trained in tools to understand and make use of it creatively and critically.

While the fields of media and communication study the dynamics of film, television, radio and the press, this course addresses how digital processes are transforming culture, the economy and society. It gives you a critical and practice-based understanding of how digital media and culture is being transformed by networks, algorithms and software by memes, trolls, likes and links, by uploads and downloads, by big data, personal data and trash.

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.


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 website 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.


Full-time: Home: £10,980 per year; Overseas: £23,520 per year

Part-time: Home: £5,950 per year; Overseas: £12,220 per year

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 Home/EU Bursaries

A total of six CIM Home/EU Bursaries are available for the three CIM Masters courses. Each bursary will provide a £4,000 contribution towards tuition fees for Home/EU students, with two attached to each Masters course.

Deadline for applications: tbc for 2021

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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/EU Masters students who satisfy certain eligibility criteria.

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Fee and stipend awards to support MSc in Urban Analytics and Visualisation and MA Digital Media and Culture candidates from developing countries.

Full details are available here

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

Information on all funding sources available to CIM postgraduate candidates (Masters and Doctoral) is available here.


Digital processes are transforming culture, the economy and society. This course explores the origins and impact of these changes. It gives you the training to understand and make use of digital media critically, creatively and productively.

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