MSc Digital Media and Communication

Our MSc Digital Media and Communication will provide you with a pathway to a professional career in digital media management and production, delivered by one of the UKs leading schools for digital media, film, and communication studies.

Digital Media and Communication

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
  • Start date September 2021, September 2022
  • Duration MSc full-time 12 months, MSc part-time 24 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based, Stand-alone modules

This course will provide you with the core professional skills required for a rewarding career in digital media management and production. This interdisciplinary offering, bringing together Stirling’s internationally recognised strengths in media, film, and communication studies, is distinctive from competitors in offering you the unique opportunity to develop analytical, creative, and production skills; underpinned by important sociocultural understanding of human behaviour and communication in the digital context, and the complex factors influencing people’s behaviours.


You will gain in-depth understanding of human communication and information behaviours, and the complex and variable sociocultural factors influencing peoples’ behaviours at both macro (societal) and micro (individual) levels. You will gain in-depth understanding of research methods for digital media market research, including options to develop data analytics and social media marketing skills. You will also have the opportunity to develop practical skills in digital content development including graphics design and video production. The course also provides you with the opportunity to gain industry specific knowledge in one or more of the following high growth sectors: digital creative industries; digital heritage; and digital health.

As a graduate, you will have the skills to contribute to the planning, development, and evaluation of multi-channel digital marketing strategies and campaigns. Via our unique offering, you will possess valuable interdisciplinary skills for flexible careers across digital industries public and private, and the ability to move into a number of specialist roles including digital media marketing, management, content design and production.

Top reasons to study with us

Flexible learning

If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.

Research overview

Stirling has played an important role in the development of communications and media research both in the UK and internationally from the foundation of the original department in 1978.

As one of the UKs oldest and leading schools, the division of Communications, Media and Culture (CMC) maintains its commitment to wide-ranging research which crosses boundaries between arts and humanities, social sciences and management. CMC’s work encompasses research into screen and print media, digital media and social media, public communication and promotional culture, heritage and archives. CMC has research specialists in social media analysis, human information behaviour, digital journalism, and public relations; in addition to researchers working on many aspects of media representation, media institutions, media and communications policy, and relationships between media, culture and society.

CMC staff are frequent speakers on public platforms nationally and internationally, through the media in many countries, online, and in major conferences and symposia. They have contributed to policy discussion and formation through parliamentary commissions and inquiries, and public debate, and produce research with international impact.

Reflective of CMC strengths, our MSc Digital Media and Communication has a strong team of senior teaching and research staff to provide you with flexibility in choosing your own digital media learning pathway and learning goals, delivered by leading international researchers in communications and media research.

What our students said

Nicola Spiteri
Nicola Spiteri
MSc Digital Media and Communication
I chose to undertake the MSc Digital Media and Communication course at the University of Stirling because it provided the right mix of theoretical and practical work that I was looking for, including case studies from leading businesses, business simulation exercises, industry visits from professionals and more.
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