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Digital Media and Society MA




What will I learn?

Course description

Studying our MA in Digital Media and Society will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in digital media technologies and their influences on society, culture, politics and human psychology.

You will gain in-depth knowledge of key approaches and developments associated with digital media and you will be trained in the most innovative research methods to carry out research about digital media, both offline and online.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, workshops, social media activities and individual tutorials.

You will undertake independent study and research throughout the course, with guidance from your tutors, in addition to participating in classes. You will be assessed through a combination of essays presentations, case study reports, quizzes and online assignments. You will also complete a research-based dissertation of 10-12,000 words on a topic of your choice, where you will carry out extensive independent research, study and presentation under the expert direction of your research supervisor.

Careers and employability

This Masters degree will demonstrate to potential employers that you have a high level of knowledge in your particular area, which can set you apart from others in the job market. As the course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training, you will develop a range of research, communication, IT, data analysis and presentation, problem solving and other transferable skills which will are directly applicable to the professional world.

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to careers in new media organisations, as well as press and broadcast organisations, international news agencies, government departments (e.g. publicity, education, health), advertising firms, public relations organisations and many others.

Which department am I in?

Media and Communication and Sociology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,750.00 (US$ 24,535) per year
Total cost in: Jan-2023:£19,000; Sep-2023:£19,750

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2023


University of Leicester

University Road,



LE1 7RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students hold a Bachelors degree with a B average or equivalent GPA or percentage mark you will typically be considered for entry to a Masters degree. Higher marks, either overall or in relevant courses, may be required for admission to some degrees. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

For international students

Students need to have: 2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification. We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field. Students need to have: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; TOEFL - 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is currently home to over 4,000 international students, making it a wonderfully multicultural place to study.

  • A leading UK research university
  • 37th in UK & 170th globally, THE World University Rankings
  • A progressive, thoughtful and research-driven institution
  • Over 300 degree programmes and courses on offer

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