University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Digital Media and Society

This course offers you an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the interweaving of digital media and society from a sociological perspective. Drawing upon staff expertise in digital media and digital society, it'll give you grounding in four aspects of digital media, allowing you to specialise in a specific area, or develop your understanding of all of the following: theorising digital society; digital practices; digital methods; digital research. You'll get the opportunity to think about digital media developments in relation to a range of social issues, such as gender, race, intimacy, surveillance, science, cultural theory, and visual, qualitative and quantitative methods. As a student within the Faculty of Social Sciences, you'll also benefit from the research and training activities of both the University's Sheffield Methods Institute and the faculty-wide Digital Society Network, the latter of which brings together interdisciplinary researchers engaged in research at the cutting-edge of society-technology interactions.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply. English language requirements- overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Methods include: essays; portfolio work; practical work; exams; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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