New Media and Society MA/PGDip (distance Learning), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Leicester , | Online
The focus of the course is on new media technologies and their impact and influences on society, culture, politics and economics. The course aims to introduce and critically examine the advent of the information society in all its dimensions.
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Studying our MA in New Media and Society will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the theories and approaches to new media and technologies in both micro and macro contexts, and you will gain in-depth knowledge of the key concepts associated with the new media, including the network society, digital capitalism, online behaviour and persuasive digital environments. In addition, you will learn the most innovative research methods to carry out research online.

The course enables you to explore new media technologies and their impact and influences on society, culture, politics and human psychology whilst developing a critical understanding of the historical background and recent developments and trends in new media, enabling you to engage confidently with all aspects of new media and new technologies.

The course combines core modules and option modules from a selection of specialist subjects. You will also complete a dissertation based on individually supervised research.

Programme Structure

  • The Politics of Digital Media
  • The Sociology of New Media
  • Media Research Methods
  • New Media, Online Persuasion and Behavioural Change
  • Research Methods for the Online World

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
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Entry requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent professional qualification
  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 10070 International
  • GBP 9310 EU/EEA

*These are the total course fees for both the MA and the Postgraduate Diploma starting October 2016


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