Course in Brief

Creative messWhy study this course at Brighton? 

The MA Digital Media, Culture & Society is an innovative programme that stays responsive to key developments in contemporary digital media, culture, and society. It engages with some of the most exciting and pressing cultural and social issues of our time, such as activism, big data, the cultural and creative economy, everyday life, future cities, and social wellbeing and identity.


It covers key theoretical debates in media and cultural studies and draws from local, national and global contexts, to help you develop the critical and methodological skills that are necessary for researching the role of digital technologies in culture and society.


You will be taught by leading academics in visual communication, social media, smart technologies and media production for social change. Our knowledge-exchange activities engage us with diverse businesses, communities and policy actors including media, publishers, digital companies, community groups and NGOs, which will allow you to make professional contacts during your studies.


The course offers flexible modes of study through online distance or campus learning – full-time or part-time – with entry points in September and February. There are also opportunities to complete shorter programmes at both certificate and diploma level.

The Course aims to:

  • Help you develop an in-depth understanding of how changes in digital media technologies impact our cultural, economic, social and political lives.
  • Allow you to apply critical, analytical, methodological and reflective capacity to deploy relevant frameworks in media and communication studies in order to address contemporary areas of concern.
  • Develop a range of critical, practical, collaborative and professional skills relevant to the digital media sector and the creative industries in global media contexts and economies.
  • Enable you to carry out independent research and enable them to undertake further research at doctoral level.