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MADigital Media and Society

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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Apps, social media platforms, e-books, personalised advertising and ad blockers, data mining and data visualisations – there’s no denying that digital media technologies are core to our everyday lives. But what are the implications for society of our increasingly digitised world?

This course is unique in offering you an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the interweaving of digital media and society from a sociological perspective.

Programme structure

Course content

Drawing upon staff expertise in digital media and digital society, it’ll give you grounding in four aspects of digital media, allowing you to specialise in a specific area, or develop your understanding of all of the following:
Theorising digital society
Digital practices
Digital methods
Digital research

You’ll get the opportunity to think about digital media developments in relation to a range of social issues, such as gender, race, intimacy, surveillance, science, cultural theory, and visual, qualitative and quantitative methods.

As a student within the Faculty of Social Sciences, you’ll also benefit from the research and training activities of both the University’s Sheffield Methods Institute and the faculty-wide Digital Society Network, the latter of which brings together interdisciplinary researchers engaged in research at the cutting-edge of society-technology interactions.


Small group work
Problem solving


Portfolio work
Practical work

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States