[Air-L] MA Digital Media (Swansea University)

David M. Berry D.M.Berry at swansea.ac.uk
Tue Feb 9 07:04:32 PST 2010

I would be grateful if colleagues could pass this information onto UG students or graduates who might be interested.

Best regards



MA Digital Media
Swansea University, UK


Study to discover the new trends in global digital media and technology

This is a one-year master programme (two-years part-time) in the Political and Cultural Studies Department. The programme allows students from different disciplinary backgrounds to develop skills in understanding digital media and technology in the context of a research-led department.

Programme aims

This MA offers an innovative interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to contemporary technology and new media, drawing upon expertise in Digital Media, Politics and International Relations, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Journalism, and Film Studies. The MA examines some of the key issues confronting twenty-first century global societies through a dynamic programme that combines theoretical and applied perspectives, and is taught by a team of leading academics in the field. The department has considerable research and teaching interest in new media, technology, and media theory.  Students will be encouraged to apply media theory, political and social theory and research tools in analysing and understanding digital media, as well as teaching key historical, policy and practice dimensions of new media. The programme explores key concepts and ideas in media as well as focusing on research methodologies for those undertaking research on digital media and technology. 

	• Develop advanced empirical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of digital and new media.
	• Acquire research skills in media research methodologies
	• Develop critical theoretical and analytical skills, improve written and oral communication skills.
	• Understand the development of digital media and technology historically through a number of theoretical perspectives.
	• Appreciate the role of digital technology and new media within wider social, economic and political contexts and the implications for policy formation.
	• Develop research planning skills, time-management and project-planning skills through a substantive piece of individual research. 

Who should apply?

	• Students interested in digital media and new media technologies, from a humanities, social science, computer science or related background.
	• Professionals interested in the challenge of digital media both in terms of their professional practice, but also related to fields in policy research and public administration.
	• Students interested in preparation for postgraduate research, MPhil or PhD, or who wish to develop skills and knowledge related to digital media.

Download more information MA Digital Media  http://www.swan.ac.uk/media/Media,31306,en.pdf [PDF 132Kb]

Please contact Dr. David M. Berry if you have any questions about the course - d.m.berry at swansea.ac.uk 


Dr. David M. Berry 
Department of Political and Cultural Studies
Room KH029
Keir Hardie Building
Swansea University
Singleton Campus
Tel: 01792 602633 


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