Digital Culture and Society

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Graduates of this course will potentially embark on professional careers in social and technology research, work in think tanks, the arts and the cultural sectors, government and public administration, international development, NGOs, education, in media and communications globally as well as into marketing and public relations or journalism. They can also progress to PhD study.

Key Benefits:

  • Gain an overview and awareness of emerging and established digital technologies by learning about highly topical and contemporary developments.
  • Develop an understanding of the role and impact of digital technologies in contemporary culture, broadly interpreted to include such areas of activity as performing arts, telecommunications, information technology, philosophy, governance and education.
  • Study digital technologies within an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural framework, combining modules from participating departments.
  • Obtain on-the-job training in a month-long internship within a relevant organisation

Who should take this course

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in English, or a related discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required.



Course content

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

Required Modules:

You are required to take:

  • Introduction to Digital Culture & Society (40 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition you are required to take 80 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Web Technologies (20 credits)
  • Communication & Consumption of Cultural Heritage (20 credits)
  • Open Culture (20 credits)
  • Digital Publishing (20 credits)
  • Editorial Models for Digital Texts: Theory & Practice (20 credits)
  • Maps, Apps & the GeoWeb: Introduction to the Spatial Humanities (20 credits)
  • Metadata Theory & Practice (20 credits)
  • Crowds & Clouds - Digital Ecosystems (20 credits)
  • Digital Media, Digital Marketing (20 credits)
  • Digital Asset & Media Management in the Broadcast Media (20 credits)
  • Curating & Preserving Digital Culture (20 credits)
  • Digital Asset & Media Technologies in Practice (20 credits)
  • Management for Digital Content Industries (20 credits)
  • Internship: Digital Culture & Society in the Workplace (20 credits)
  • Youth Subcultures (20 credits)
  • Music & American Culture (20 credits)
  • Transnational Screen Production (20 credits)
  • The Aesthetic Economy & Aesthetic Markets (20 credits)
  • Visual Culture (20 credits)
  • Cultural Memory (20 credits)
  • Ontologies of Digital Media (20 credits)
  • Fashion Culture & Society (20 credits)
  • Culture & the City (20 credits)
  • Art and Globalisation (20 credits)
  • Gender, Media and Culture (20 credits)
  • Creatives: Working in the Cultural Industries (20 credits)
  • Transmedia Storytelling (20 credits)
  • International Heritage - Politics, Policy & Practice (20 credits)
  • Digital Culture & Political Protest (20 credits)
  • Cultural Policy (20 credits)
  • Culture: Conflict, Diplomacy & International Relations (20 credits)
  • Film & American Culture (20 credits)
  • Media Culture & Ethnicity (20 credits)
  • Up to 20 credits from other master's modules that the Faculty of Arts & Humanities offers, subject to approvals


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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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