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Digital Media and Culture - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

Digital media is set to dominate 21st century culture and society. This course gives you the opportunity to study digital media and culture and to be trained in tools to understand and make use of it critically and creatively.

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.

Combining theory with interdisciplinary methods, gives you a critical and practice-based understanding of how digital media and culture is being transformed by networks, algorithms and software; by platforms, interfaces and data; and by memes, trolls, likes and links.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Urban Resilience, Disasters and Data
  • User Interface Cultures: Design, Method and Critique
  • Visualisation
  • Digital Cities
  • Digital Sociology
  • Ethnography, Knowledge and Practice
  • Playful Media

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


  • Online Virtual Learning Environment;
  • Student Group and Project Work
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Reading and Directed Critical Discussion
  • Independent Research by Students
  • Practice-Based Activities.


  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Design projects
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Practice Assessments
  • Group Work
  • Presentations
  • An Individual Research Project

This degree equips you to follow a professional career in knowledge-based workplaces, whether these are museums or marketing agencies, businesses or charities, online start-ups or design 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.

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree. We consider each application on its merits, so please get in touch
with us to discuss course eligibility if you are unclear about entry requirements or have any questions.

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Pre-Sessional Courses

There may be the option to attend the Pre-Sessional English Programme prior to commencement of study.

Department of Study

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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A range of scholarships are available, including two funded bursaries of £4,000 for Home/EU students studying the MA in Digital Media and Culture. For more information click here.

Additional Course Costs

All students on CIM degrees require a laptop computer for their studies. This is provided by the centre (CIM) for students to use and keep. The cost is included in course fees.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.