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MSc Digital Media and Society

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Multimedia (Computing) Digital Media

Course type


Course Summary


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. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.


The taught course takes place within the University’s two 15-week semesters and involves lectures, seminars, tutorials and case-study work.

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

Different course options

Full time | University of Stirling | 12 months | 12-OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of several research paradigms and methods to complete their dissertation. The aim is to ensure students know how to conduct original research as well as present it appropriately. The module asks students to start planning their dissertations as early as possible. This is to ensure all students are aware of the requisites for MSc level work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a computing, communications, or information technology or art-based/social sciences subject with a significant information technology component. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.