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.
If you’re pursuing a professional career in knowledge-based industries, whether in museums, marketing agencies, businesses, charities, new-media production companies, public relations or think-tanks, this course is for you. It will equally qualify you with the academic skills for further doctoral study.
You’ll develop a critical and practice-based understanding of the impact of links, queries, downloads and uploads, file formats, archives, databases and networks more generally. Core modules introduce you to the conceptual and methodological dimensions of the digital realm. You then select two or three option modules in areas that cover the theoretical and socioeconomic aspects of digital culture, urban science, big data and complexity. A dissertation allows you to explore your own questions and interests in more depth.
- Approaches to the Digital
- Digital Objects, Digital Methods
This programme has optional modules to choose from (e.g. Visualisation; User Interface Cultures). At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available please visit the Centre website.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Modules in this course make use of range of teaching and learning techniques, including, for example: blended learning including the use of an online virtual learning environment; student group and project work; lectures; seminars; reading and directed critical discussion; independent research by students; practice-based activities. Modules are designed to allow students with different disciplinary backgrounds to learn from each other and have a productive exchange of ideas.
A combination of essays, reports, design projects, technical report writing, practice assessments, group work and presentations and an individual research project.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: local government; media arts institutions; galleries; social media companies and start-ups; third sector organisations and charities.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: digital marketing and advertising; data journalism; digital publishing; public relations and think tanks.
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
English Language requirements
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.
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £9,440 per year
Overseas: £20,160 per year
Home/EU: £5,150* per year
Overseas: £10,510* per year
*Students pay £800 in 2017/18 and £860 in 2018/19 for laptop in Year 1 only.
Find out more about fees and funding.