1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

The MA in Digital Media offers a contemporary, multidisciplinary look at some of the biggest issues facing societies today, drawing upon expertise in Media and Communication Studies.

Key Features

This course explores the past, present and future of digital media. Combining thorough analysis with sought-after skills, it is suitable for recent graduates or professionals in the field alike. Lectures will take you to the cutting edge of international research and there are also options in digital communication and design. You’ll then be supervised in your own unique dissertation or extended design project, helping you demonstrate and develop your abilities in theory and practice.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must select all three compulsory modules below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MSDM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Digital Revolution
MSDM03Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Digital Edge: Contemporary Issues and Trends
MS-M11Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20MA Project and Dissertation Preparation
AND

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : students who successfully complete Part-1 progress to take the Part-2 module below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MS-M10Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation

MA 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take both modules below in either year 1 or year 2.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MSDM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Digital Revolution
MSDM03Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Digital Edge: Contemporary Issues and Trends
AND

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : MS-M11 is compulosry in Year 2. You must also Select those modules which you have not yet studied in year 1.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MSDM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Digital Revolution
MSDM03Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Digital Edge: Contemporary Issues and Trends
MS-M11Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20MA Project and Dissertation Preparation
AND

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
MA Digital Media - DISSERTATION 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MS-M10Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation

Description

The full-time MA course is split across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester (a total of six modules in part one) and then a dissertation or project over the summer (part two).

The part two component allows students to either write a 16,000 word dissertation or undertake the professional media project, which incorporates the practical elements of the course and a short unpaid work placement.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

How To Apply

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £7,400 £14,800
MA Part-time £2,450 £4,950

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Student Quote

 “An as International from India, studying abroad at Swansea has been the most remarkable experience. The International office and Departments at the university are supportive and friendly and what makes it unique is that they actually care. Swansea city is not only beautiful and soothing, but the people here are welcoming and greatly reassuring in all your endeavours. I thoroughly enjoyed studying the Masters in Digital Media. The course and its Faculty have broadened my horizon not only in New Media but other subjects such as Computer Science and Politics & International Relations. If I haven’t yet succeeded in making the reader envious and inspired to take this course, I would only conclude by mentioning that you would miss out on lectures worth experiencing.“

Tejeswini Krishnan

Digital Media