MA-Postgraduate Diploma in New Media and Society

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  • Objectives
    To provide students with a comprehensive grounding in the development of new media technologies, their applications, and their political, social and psychological impact. Legal, regulatory, social and cultural issues linked to the internet will all form part of the course content. It will focus on new media-related developments that have occurred all round the world. The course will further examine real-world applications of the internet in different contexts and consider different theoretical perspectives for understanding the adoption, use and impact of information and communication technologies.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements At least a good second class honours degree in any discipline, though a Social Science degree would be particularly relevant, from an institution recognised by the University. Applicants who do not have a first degree, but who can demonstrate other relevant qualifications and/or experience may also be considered.
  • Academic title
    MA/Postgraduate Diploma in New Media and Society
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -New Media: Theories and Concepts
    -New Media Cultures
    -Graduate Seminar: Identities and Boundaries
    -Research Methods and Management I
    -Research Methods and Management II

    Option modules (one from the following):

    -The International Context of Mass Communication
    -News Management, Communication and Social Problems
    -Advertising and Cultural Consumption
    -Technology, Culture and Power: Global Perspectives
    -Media, Celebrity and Fandom
    -Film as Mass Communication
    -The Digital Economy
    -International Political Communication
    -Global Cinema

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Teaching is by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is by means of essays, research methods assignments and a dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words

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