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; eg 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% final average) or equivalent in a related subject at undergraduate level and accompanying references. We consider applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry. 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 11,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 5,875 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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