|Study location||United Kingdom, London, Campus Harrow|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£14,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 in each element or TOEFL or CAE equivalent
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
The MA in Social Media, Culture and Society 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 MA in Social Media, Culture and Society 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.
Graduates who have studied media and communication at the University of Westminster have found jobs in middle and upper management in media industries, as well as the broader private (e.g. consulting and advertising firms) and public sector (eg government ministries, regulatory authorities), international organisations and NGOs. Some graduates also continue to do PhD research. Success in their Masters degree has allowed many who have been in media jobs before joining the course to move into more senior roles within their companies or organisations and to transfer to new sectors of the media.