On this Digital Culture & Society MA course you will focus on how technology and culture are connected in today’s society. We will introduce you to different perspectives on the changing nature of digital developments and how they are reshaping various cultural, socio-political and economic fields such as work, governance, identity, cultural institutions, finance industry, and so on. We aim to develop and enhance your awareness and understanding of a range of subjects relevant to digital culture and technology, including:
- The key information and communication technologies that shape contemporary society.
- How digital technologies are shaping today’s society, including social intercourse, social structures, government, international politics, education and law.
- The current critical and theoretical debates around digital culture and the role of technology in cultural life.
- The ethical, moral and philosophical issues that arise from the role and impact of technology in cultural and social life.
If you are a full-time student, we will provide 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 provide 90 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars in your first year, and 50 hours in your second. 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.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays. Coursework contributes approximately 80% and examinations approximately 20% to your final mark.
The course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Our location in the heart of London offers you access to one of the world’s most dynamic and technologically advanced cities in the world. You will also benefit from our own extensive resources and facilities.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.