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Digital Culture BA

UCAS code: P390

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 Years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Explore how digital culture is changing the way we understand the past, experience the present and anticipate the future. Our Digital Culture BA will provide you with critical insight into the social, political and economic challenges and opportunities brought about by digital technologies. Topics include digital politics, data science, social media, AI, the internet, and much more. This is the only single honours degree in digital culture and internet studies taught by a dedicated team in a unique location in central London.

Key benefits

  • Insight into how individuals, companies, governments, and other institutions are being transformed by social media, machine learning, artificial intelligence, digital management techniques and practices, data journalism, digital advertising, analytics, visualisations, and more.
  • Provides digital research methods training, with no pre-existing understanding of computing or programming needed.
  • Recognised as creating world leading research into digital culture.
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment.
  • Central location offers exciting possibilities for further access to digital cultures, organisations, and companies, as well as cultural institutions.
  • Provides a grounding for careers in all aspects of digital culture, including the creative industries such as advertising, journalism, publishing, digital curation and management.
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Digital Culture BA’s wide variety of modules ranging from core digital humanities theories to practical subjects like programming and digital methods captured my attention.

Antra, Digital Culture BA - Alumna

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Course Aims

  • The Digital Culture BA develops your knowledge of how all aspects of our everyday lives are shaped by the networked technologies we use and the data we produce.
  • Combining a theoretical emphasis with practical work, we aim to give you the opportunity to work alongside computer scientists and data analysts, with the capacity to critically understand the social, political and economic dimensions of our digital lives.
  • The BA is a three-year course that comprises modules totalling 360 credits. With us, you will learn how to research digital cultures with a range of theoretical and qualitative and quantitative digital methods including network analysis and data visualisation.
  • The flexible design of the course means that you can focus your studies on the elements of digital culture that most interest you, including digital marketing and services, mobile technologies, digital journalism, coding, data analytics and beyond.

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.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional accredited internships

On this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake an accredited internship module (subject to availability), supported by Internship Convenors in your department and King’s Careers & Employability who will support you in navigating your career journey and through online learning and content designed to aide you in sourcing your own internship

Find out more about Internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No required subjects.
Preferred subjects:
Preferred subjects (preference for at least one of the following): Art and Design, English (Literature or Language), Communication and Culture, History, Media Studies, Philosophy.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There is no GCSE requirement for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Essays
  • Reports

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Assessment methods will depend on the modules you have selected to study.

Forms of assessment may typically include essays and reports. Coursework contributes approximately 95% and examinations approximately 5% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

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 go on to work in a range of professions such as community manager for an advertising company, digital project manager for an NGO, blog writer and editor for a fashion house, while some choose to continue their studies at graduate level.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

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

  • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).  

Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:  •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.   You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.   In addition to the costs above, 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   · graduation costs  · travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Course Aims

  • The Digital Culture BA develops your knowledge of how all aspects of our everyday lives are shaped by the networked technologies we use and the data we produce.
  • Combining a theoretical emphasis with practical work, we aim to give you the opportunity to work alongside computer scientists and data analysts, with the capacity to critically understand the social, political and economic dimensions of our digital lives.
  • The BA is a three-year course that comprises modules totalling 360 credits. With us, you will learn how to research digital cultures with a range of theoretical and qualitative and quantitative digital methods including network analysis and data visualisation.
  • The flexible design of the course means that you can focus your studies on the elements of digital culture that most interest you, including digital marketing and services, mobile technologies, digital journalism, coding, data analytics and beyond.

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.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional accredited internships

On this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake an accredited internship module (subject to availability), supported by Internship Convenors in your department and King’s Careers & Employability who will support you in navigating your career journey and through online learning and content designed to aide you in sourcing your own internship

Find out more about Internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No required subjects.
Preferred subjects:
Preferred subjects (preference for at least one of the following): Art and Design, English (Literature or Language), Communication and Culture, History, Media Studies, Philosophy.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There is no GCSE requirement for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Essays
  • Reports

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Assessment methods will depend on the modules you have selected to study.

Forms of assessment may typically include essays and reports. Coursework contributes approximately 95% and examinations approximately 5% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

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 go on to work in a range of professions such as community manager for an advertising company, digital project manager for an NGO, blog writer and editor for a fashion house, while some choose to continue their studies at graduate level.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

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

  • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).  

Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:  •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.   You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.   In addition to the costs above, 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   · graduation costs  · travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 Years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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