Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Digital Media and Society

This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of current developments in digital media and their wider social significance. Core study areas include media and cultural industries, digital futures, media and cultural work, textual analysis research techniques, production and reception analysis and a dissertation. Optional study areas include politics of representation, media and modernity, communication and citizenship, sex industries, global communications, media, nations, and nationalisms, digital cultures, digital economies, cultural memory and the heritage industries, and marketing politics.

Entry requirements

Good upper 2nd Class Honours degree in the social sciences or humanities, but applicants with appropriate professional expertise are also considered.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: digital cultures; digital futures: explorations in new media; production and reception analysis; digital economies; digital methodologies; key debates in digital media and society; dissertation. Optional modules: a selection of the following options will be available: media and modernity; media and cultural industries; the politics of representation; popular music and modern times; citizenship and communications; media, nations and nationalisms; global communications; media and cultural work; tourism, culture and society; sex industries; cultural memory and the heritage industries; marketing politics.

Assessment methods

Coursework plus a dissertation of 10,000 words on an agreed topic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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