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Digital Economy MSc

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This programme focuses on digital where digital implies digital products, process, services, business models, monetization and even orchestration. We will study what happens to the digital in each of these spheres and why the 'digital' artefact is changing how we work, transact, collaborate and control labour, institutions, and markets around the world. It will be a journey of tracing the digital artefact as it evolves and shifts, followed by an understanding of the societal implications of the change wrought by the growth of digital phenomenon. This programme offers students a unique and compelling mix of theory and practical knowledge of the digital economy.

Key benefits

  • Research-led teaching by faculty specialized in digital innovation and digital economy
  • The ability to analyze the strength and value of innovative business models underlying digital companies and the public sector
  • Case study based teaching to bridge theory and practice
  • Highly interactive and engaged teaching styles
  • A focus on participation and presentation to empower students
  • The ability to articulate your ideas both verbally and in writing
  • A grounding in how digital innovation needs to be managed and coordinated

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

The teaching on this programme will offer you cutting edge scholarship through research-led teaching. You will gain:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the effects of digital artefacts on contemporary society.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the main critical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of digital at a macro level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the main critical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of digital at a micro level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how digital artefacts are unique and lead to innovative forms of products, services and indeed processes too.
  • Knowledge and critical understanding that can be applied to practice with regard to managing digital artefacts at a micro level.

Teaching

If you are a full-time student, we will provide you with 120 to 180 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 1,674 hours of independent study.

If you are a part-time student, we will give you 90 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars in your first year and 50 in your second year. We will expect you to undertake 720 hours of independent study in your first year and 954 hours in your second. 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

    Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, reports and projects. Coursework contributes approximately 100% to your final mark.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    Our graduates will follow a broad range of career paths. The skills you develop are likely to be particularly transferable to work in digital companies and positions that need skills in digital business models, ecosystem strategies, social media management, analytics, CRM management, digital advertising, market research, and platform scaling and growth analysis.

    Find out more about what careers our alumni have gone on to

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £5,520 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £14,655 per year (2022/23)

    These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

    Deposit

    When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

    The UK deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

    • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.

    • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

    • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

    • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

    • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

    Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
    • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
    • Library fees and fines
    • Personal photocopies
    • Printing course handouts
    • Society membership fees
    • Stationery
    • Travel costs around London and between campuses
    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    Base campus

    strand-quad
    Strand Campus

    Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    The teaching on this programme will offer you cutting edge scholarship through research-led teaching. You will gain:

    • Knowledge and understanding of the effects of digital artefacts on contemporary society.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the main critical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of digital at a macro level.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the main critical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of digital at a micro level.
    • Knowledge and understanding of how digital artefacts are unique and lead to innovative forms of products, services and indeed processes too.
    • Knowledge and critical understanding that can be applied to practice with regard to managing digital artefacts at a micro level.

    Teaching

    If you are a full-time student, we will provide you with 120 to 180 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 1,674 hours of independent study.

    If you are a part-time student, we will give you 90 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars in your first year and 50 in your second year. We will expect you to undertake 720 hours of independent study in your first year and 954 hours in your second. 

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    Assessment

      Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, reports and projects. Coursework contributes approximately 100% to your final mark.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      Our graduates will follow a broad range of career paths. The skills you develop are likely to be particularly transferable to work in digital companies and positions that need skills in digital business models, ecosystem strategies, social media management, analytics, CRM management, digital advertising, market research, and platform scaling and growth analysis.

      Find out more about what careers our alumni have gone on to

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £5,520 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £14,655 per year (2022/23)

      These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

      Deposit

      When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

      The UK deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

      • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.

      • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

      • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

      • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

      • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

      Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
      • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
      • Library fees and fines
      • Personal photocopies
      • Printing course handouts
      • Society membership fees
      • Stationery
      • Travel costs around London and between campuses
      • Graduation costs

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful and you are required to meet any offer condition, and/or you need a Student Visa to study here at King's.

      King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

      • The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is Friday 7 January 2022, 23:59 (UK time).

        Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for any of the above programmes after this deadline, your application will be automatically withdrawn, and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund.

      • Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on Friday 25 March 2022 (23:59, UK time). After this date, the programme will close at any point once it is full. If there are places still available, the programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below:

        Overseas (international) fee status: Friday 29 July 2022 (23:59, UK time)

        Home fee status: Friday 26 August 2022 (23:59, UK time)

        Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline listed and we are unable to process any further offers because places are filled before the final application deadlines.
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