Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Digital Civics

Digital Civics is about exploring new ways in which digital technologies can promote public participation in the design and delivery of local services. This includes education, public health and social care and planning. Our programme combines knowledge and skills across all areas of digital civics and digital civic research. This includes: human-computer interaction; interaction design; research methods; ubiquitous and social computing. It also forms the initial training component for the four-year (MRes plus PhD) EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics. The course is structured so that you can specialise in one of the following strands:1.technologies ;2.local democracy; 3.public health and social car; learning. Industry, local government and the third sector are significantly involved on this course. They feature through: the delivery of case studies in your taught modules; seminars; practical classes; project co-supervision.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline, if you have relevant additional non-academic experience. Or a 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in: computer science; engineering; education; politics; social science; architecture; planning; psychology; health studies (or related discipline); design. You will also be considered on an individual basis if you have different or non-standard qualifications, particularly if you have relevant industrial experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

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