MA in Digital Media

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About the course

The MA in Digital Media offers you the opportunity to explore digital media practice and management, engaging critically and creatively with problems focused around digital media . The programme capitalises on sector needs in delivering applicants who understand the role that digital media can play across different business functions, including marketing, IT, and executive management.

You are encouraged to explore professionally-driven issues and concentrate on resolving complex scenarios, through creative problem solving. Our programme enables you to understand how digital media can be used to effectively communicate ideas and how it can be used in larger challenges, such as those posed by “big data”. You may undertake specific elements of the programme to obtain a PGCert in Digital Curation, rather than the full Masters programme.

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £6,500 full-time
Part time: £720 (20 credits) £2,165 (60 credits) £3,250 (90 credits)

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,280 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £12,800 full-time

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants:

We accept applications throughout the year to enable you to start at the next available academic year.

Entry requirements


A good first degree preferably in Digital Media related subject areas, 2.2 or above is desirable but not essential. 

We accept applications throughout the year to enable you to start at the next available academic year.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2017/18

Mode of study: Hull Campus

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

Study information

Programme content

A series of taught modules is combined with a large independent study element, the dissertation. You are provided with research skills training to support the dissertation work. The independent study element in the final semester of the course is supported through guided frequent supervisory meetings.

Core modules

All modules on this programme of study are core, with emphasis on the areas of digital media production, management and curation. You gain a practical understanding of the application of digital media technologies, combined with an understanding of how these can be used in practice.


Our staff provide you with a selection of ideas that you may wish to pursue for your dissertation but we also encourage you to follow your own interests to construct your own independent proposal.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

Digital media is a valuable and growing sector encompassing a range of potential careers in areas including digital marketing, content production for advertising and media industries, SEO, social media content management, interactive products design and more, offering highly rewarding prospects for students who have pursued their studies to a higher level.

Our programmes are designed with employability at their heart and our acclaimed careers service is one of the very few in the country which offers lifelong support for our alumni. It has also been awarded the Matrix Standard, the UK quality standard for information, advice and guidance services.