Big Data in Culture and Society

Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$23,940

Course Overview

Our Big Data in Culture & Society MA recognises the growing importance of Big Data in contemporary society and looks at the theory and practice of Big Data from an arts and humanities perspective.

What is Big Data? Beyond the large data sets that can be analysed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, it is increasingly about our everyday lives and how the data we generate is transforming social, cultural, political and economic processes and the generation of knowledge.

Our course is likely to appeal to a broad range of students across the Arts and Humanities from Sociology to Political Science to English to Business and beyond. It will attract students interested in emerging trends who recognise that data scientists and analysts need collaborators with domain specialisation and critical insights.

Key Benefits:

  • Taught by scholars working at the leading edge of digital studies and big data.
  • Offers a lively mix of theory and practical work.
  • Equips students with skills that are highly attractive to employers in our digital age.
  • Provides a series of workshops with data scientists and analysts to learn collaborative practices and applications in social media and cultural analytics, mobile platforms, and data visualisation.
  • Is at the forefront of digital developments - Big Data is transforming society, politics, the economy and culture and impacting work.
  • Offers innovative interdisciplinary methods of study crossing technological and cultural perspectives.
  • Links Big Data to Culture, Law & Ethics, Geography, Public Health, and Social Life.
  • Located in a highly ranked department - the Digital Humanities department was ranked first in the UK for research power (2014 Research Excellence Framework).

Who should take this course

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in an English, Arts, Humanities or Social Science degree, or a related discipline.

Accreditation

MA

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

You are required to take:

  • Theorising Big Data (20 Credits)
  • Big Data in Practice: Co-laboratories, Tools & Methods (20 Credits)
  • From Data to Insight - Cultural & Social Analytics (20 Credits)
  • Big Data & the Law: Foundations, Regimes & Principles, Challenges (20 Credits)
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, you are required to take two modules totalling 40 credits from a range of optional modules that typically includes:

  • Digital Arts and Culture (20 credits)
  • Editorial models for Digital Texts: Theory & Practice (20 credits)
  • Web Technologies (20 credits)
  • Digital Publishing (20 credits)
  • Communication & Consumption of Cultural Heritage (20 credits)
  • Material Culture of the Book (20 credits)
  • Applied Visualisation for Cultural Heritage (20 credits)
  • Open Culture (20 credits)Ontologies of Digital Media (20 credits)
  • Social Media: Protest & Political Campaigning (20 credits)
  • From Information to Knowledge - Metadata & Systems for Digital Assets & Media (20 credits)
  • Management for Digital Content Industries (20 credits)
  • Digital Media, Digital Marketing (20 credits)
  • Curating & Preserving Digital Culture (20 credits)
  • Crowds & Clouds - Digital Ecosystems (20 credits)
  • Internship (20 credits)
  • Up to 20 credits from master's modules offered in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, subject to approvals

If you are a part-time student, you will take 80 credits of taught modules in your first year and 40 credits of taught modules and your dissertation in your second year.

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant courses of study. Therefore, modules offered may change.

Fees:

  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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