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Computing with Digital Media MSc

Computing with Digital Media MSc

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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Digital Media Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary

Create digital content, make it work in an interactive environment and distribute it over diverse networks.

You will work in an intellectually stimulating environment. Our research ranges from computer science to digital media to e-business. You will learn to:

  • create and manipulate digital video
  • build web-based distributed multimedia applications
  • produce computer-generated animations
  • develop interactive virtual environments.

Throughout the course, we emphasise the need to adopt a human-centred approach.

This course is for you if you want to develop a career in the IT industry, research, or academia. The course is supported by the Media Technology Laboratory, which provides:

  • state-of-the-art digital facilities
  • software development tools
  • multimedia content creation tools
  • studio facilities and professional video-editing systems.

The Laboratory enables you to undertake practical work assignments using facilities that you would find in the modern digital media industry.


Our students are highly employable, with 95% of recent graduates’ job roles being at professional or managerial level.

Brighton is home to hundreds of digital media companies. Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers - based in Brighton and further afield - in:

  • digital media
  • web development
  • games programming
  • e-learning production
  • 3D modelling.

Our MSc is also an ideal entry point for PhD research in the field of digital media.


Human-computer interaction (HCI) is concerned with designing, evaluating and deploying usable, effective and enjoyable technologies in a range of contexts. The aim of this module is to give an introduction to the key areas, approaches and developments in the field.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in computer science, mathematics, or the natural sciences, or if you have a media degree and can demonstrate practical computing knowledge. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.