University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Social Media, Culture and Society

This course offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments in the networked digital media environment. It will benefit those seeking to develop their understanding of contemporary communication and its societal, political, regulatory, industrial and cultural contexts. The course provides students with the opportunity to focus at postgraduate level on: Studying the ways in which social media and the internet shape and are shaped by social, economic, political, technological and cultural factors, in order to equip students to become critical research-oriented social media experts; developing reflective and critical insights into how social media and the internet are used in multiple contexts in society, and into which roles social media can play in various forms of organisations that are situated in these societal contexts. The aim is that students are equipped to become reflective and critical social media practitioners; gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the major debates about the social and cultural roles of social media and the internet; acquiring advanced knowledge and understanding of the key categories, theories, approaches and models of social media's and the internet's roles in and impacts on society and human practices; obtaining advanced insights into practical activity and practice-based work that relate to how social media and the internet work and which implications they have for social and cultural practices.

Entry requirements

Eligible students will typically; hold a 1st or upper second class Honours degree (or an international equivalent) in a media, communications, humanities, social science or management discipline; possess at least one year's professional experience in a creative, journalistic or commercial capacity. More importantly, students must bring commitment, an analytical approach, and demonstrate a real interest in the strategic and commercial challenges facing media organisations. Telephone interviews are conducted for suitable applicants.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 850 per Credit (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,500 per Credit (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 850 per Credit (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,500 per Credit (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cavendish Street Westminster W1W 6UW South East

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