Digital Media and Society

MSc


The University of Stirling is ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Media and Film Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2018).

98% of our postgraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16).

Introduction

The world is changing rapidly as a result of digitalisation, globalisation, web connectivity and social media, making it an exciting time to study digital media.

Our MSc Digital Media and Society has a strong emphasis on understanding the contemporary environment of multi-platform content development and the potential of multi-channel networks and their consumption. The course will equip you with the skills and experience to become a digital media expert, providing an ideal pathway to a successful digital career across a range of different sectors.

The MSc is part of our growing research and teaching portfolio in digital. With this course, you’ll gain transferable skills for a digital career, with the flexibility to choose your own learning pathway and learning goals. 

We have an excellent track record in understanding the needs of students and preparing them for careers where they can contribute to the transformation of the digital economy.

Key information

EU Applicants
EU students enrolling for a postgraduate taught degree in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic year will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and will be eligible for the same tuition support as Scottish domiciled students.

  • Qualification: MSc
  • Study methods: Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: 12 months full time. 27 months part time.
  • Start date:

    September

  • Course Director: Dr Thomas Allmer
Download postgraduate prospectus

Dr Thomas Allmer

Communications, Media and Culture
Pathfoot Building, Room A20
University of Stirling
Stirling
FK9 4LA

What makes us different?

World-class library and teaching facilities

Studying for a degree means learning in different ways; managing your own time; conducting research; mastering new computer skills. We have the facilities and advice on hand to help you do all this - and do it well.

Learn more

Library shelves

Life at Stirling

Of the many reasons students come to Stirling, such as academic reputation and research standards, one factor is always cited: the outstanding beauty of the University's Stirling campus. View our online films to get a picture of what it's like to live and study on our beautiful campus.

Watch our videos now

Live Life

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject such as media, culture, communication, political science, sociology, computing and information technology.  Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.

Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant and relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses.

Flexible Learning

If you are interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email graduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk to discuss your course of study.

Fees and costs

2016/17 Overseas £13,950
2016/17 Home/EU £6,100

 

2017/18 Overseas £14,600
2017/18 Home/EU £6,200

 

2018/19 Overseas £15,250
2018/19 Home/EU TBC

 

 

 

 

 

Fees for all new applicants to postgraduate taught courses are held at the level set upon entry.

Please note there is an additional charge should you choose to attend a graduation ceremony. View more information

Cost of Living

Find out about the cost of living for students at Stirling

Payment options

Find information on paying fees by instalments

Scholarships & funding

Scholarship finder

Structure and teaching

Structure and content

The mode of study is either full–time for one year or part-time over two years. The taught course takes place within the University’s two 15-week semesters and involves lectures, seminars, tutorials and case-study work.

Delivery and assessment

The course will be assessed using a variety of assessment strategies, including written assignments, exams, practical teams and individual projects.

Modules

Full Time

Autumn

CMCPP10 – Living in a Connected World (20)

MMAPP12 – Mass Media Research Methods (20)

20 credits from:

CMCPP14 – Digital Labour and Society (20)

ITNPBD2 - Representing and Manipulating Data (20)

 

Spring

CMCPP12 – Advanced Social Media Marketing (20)

40 credits from:

MMAPP16 – Digital Culture for Media Managers (20)

CMCPP13 – Making (and Breaking) Digital Media (20)

CMCPP11 – Data, Algorithms and Code: Critical Perspectives (20)

ITNPBD6 – Data Analytics (20)

Summer

60 credits from:

CMCPDS1 Digital Media Dissertation (60)

CMCPDP1 Digital Project (60)

 

Part Time

Autumn

CMCPP10 – Living in a Connected World (20)

MMAPP12 – Mass Media Research Methods (20)

Spring

CMCPP12 – Advanced Social Media Marketing (20)

Autumn

20 credits from:

CMCPP14 – Digital Labour and Society (20)

ITNPBD2 - Representing and Manipulating Data (20)

Spring

40 credits from:

MMAPP16 – Digital Culture for Media Managers (20)

CMCPP13 – Making (and Breaking) Digital Media (20)

CMCPP11 – Data, Algorithms and Code: Critical Perspectives (20)

ITNPBD6 – Data Analytics (20)

Summer/Autumn

60 credits from:

CMCPDS2 Digital Media Dissertation (60)

CMCPDP2 Digital Project (60)

 

 

Why Stirling?

REF2014

In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.

International Students

The University of Stirling welcomes students from around the world. Find out what studying here could be like for you .

Strengths

There is an emphasis on varied assessment, problem-finding, and critical practice modes of delivery.

The curriculum draws upon the expertise of internationally-reputable research in areas relating to human-centred data networks, platform studies, information economy, and innovative digital research methodologies.

The course builds a range of transferable skills for a multi-sectoral job environment, with optionality, giving students the flexibility to choose their own learning pathway, geared towards their own learning goals.

 

 

Careers and employability

Employability

98% of our postgraduate leavers are in employment or further study withing six months of graduating - Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16

The creative and digital sectors within Scotland and the UK are steadily growing and an important source of the highly skilled workers that the sector needs will be university graduates.

The transformative aspects of the course are driven through interdisciplinary approaches to skills and knowledge acquisition for success in a multi-sectoral job environment, for which, digital competency in a range of fields is essential, both now and in the future. This focus on multi-sectoral graduate destinations reflects the fast-changing pace of digital technologies, media industries and the socio-economic underpinnings of global connectivity – all of which are key components studied on this course, which seeks to foster global (and globally-aware) citizens originating from a variety of international backgrounds.

Please note that this course is subject to approval. Courses advertised as ‘subject to approval’ have successfully completed the first stage of the approval process. The full academic detail is still subject to consideration and approval by the University and is in the final stage of the approval process.

We welcome enquiries for these courses. Please get in touch or register your interest using the online enquiry form.

×
© University of Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK • Telephone +44 1786 473171 • Scottish Charity No SC011159
Portal Logon