What will I learn?

Digital Media and Culture MA focuses on how digital processes are transforming culture, the economy and society. Become trained in the tools to understand it, and use digital media creatively and critically at Warwick's Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies.

Course Overview

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.

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: AXA, BaiDu, GroupM, Just Eat, Skyscanner, The Labour Party and University of Warwick. They have pursued roles such as: authors, writers and translators; business and financial project management professionals; buyers and procurement officers; data analysts and product managers; marketing associate professionals; quality assurance and regulatory professionals and researchers.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Careers in AI and Data Science
  • Discovering Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Discuss What’s Next After Your CIM Master’s Degree

Which department am I in?

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,190.00 (US$ 27,380) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2020

Start date

September 2020

Venue

University of Warwick

Coventry,

CV4 7AL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with a CGPA of at least 3.3 is comparable to an Upper Second Class Honours Degree.

For international students

Students need to have 2:i undergraduate degree. Students need to have an IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. Students need to have: Overall Score of 100 (Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21); Overall score of 190 in Cambridge Advanced (CAE); Overall score of 190 in Cambridge Proficiency (CPE); 70 (including 51 + in all components) in Pearson (Academic) [PTE].

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About this uni

The University of Warwick is a world-leading university, which inspires, excites, invigorates and supports its students.

  • 32nd in the world for reputation with employers
  • Warwick was ranked 7th among UK research universities
  • Coventry is the 2021 City of Culture
  • Students have access to almost 300 business representatives