Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Television Studies and Digital Culture

Students study originality, insight and applicable research skills through mastering contemporary and new ideas related to television studies; e.g. work on digital television, social media, fandom and participatory culture. The course introduces television studies, exploring its interdisciplinary nature, as well as tackling current and advanced debates such as those surrounding 'quality' American TV, branding, transmedia and web drama. Analysing television in relation to its digital contexts and cultures of reception, this includes specialist modules on 'Small Screen Aesthetics: From TV to the Web' and 'Social Television, Fandom and Participatory Media'. It also analyses TV history and policy, thinking about how television has developed into its current forms, and focuses on audience cultures and practices, addressing how viewers make sense of, and generate new content out of TV shows they love.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree (with minimum 56.5 per cent final average) or equivalent in a related subject at undergraduate level and accompanying references. Applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry will be considered. For international students, IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 (internet based) where applicable.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to television studies and digital culture; amall screen aesthetics from TV to the web; research methods in film and television studies; television history and policy; social television, fandom and participatory media; audience cultures and practices.

Assessment methods

The programme comprises 180 credits. There are 120 credits of taught modules completed during semester 1 and semester 2. This is followed by a research dissertation (60 credits) in semester 3.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,875 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Telephone number: 
01970 622828