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Digital Literacies, Culture and Education MA

Digital Literacies, Culture and Education MA

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literacy / Special Needs Teaching Education Studies Flexible Learning Design Cultural Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Changing digital technologies have an impact on children's lives and present opportunities and challenges for educators. This MA is designed to help those who work with children to respond to these challenges and create new opportunities for literacy, learning, creativity and play.

Course description

This course enables teachers, educators and creative practitioners to respond to the challenges that digital culture poses for education. You'll develop a thorough knowledge of the media that children and young people are engaging in, reflecting on how it shapes their literacy and learning at home and at school.

You'll address urgent questions and themes, such as how children learn literacy in the digital age; how we can support young people to be authors as well as players of games; how we ensure that contemporary teaching of literacy is inclusive and socially just.

The course is underpinned by research in the area of new and digital literacies. A key feature of the programme is its link to the Literacy Research Cluster, with opportunities to participate in current projects, an active reading/viewing group and a seminar programme.

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This module will enable students to become practitioners who can facilitate digital media making using everyday tools such as phones, tablets and computers, for example creating animation, games design and news production with children. A key focus in this module will be on increasing expertise in pedagogies which enable creativity in a variety of educational contexts such as museums, maker spaces, libraries and schools. The module will include digital media production workshops where students will work on a series of group and individual creative projects.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply.