This M.A. aims to enable students to critically engage with the opportunities and challenges of social life online, and develop an analytical skill set that focuses on the application of both established qualitative and quantitative research methods, and new digital research methods, to this domain. It shares some substantive and methodological courses with our MA Societies in Transition course.
This one-year programme offers;
-critical examination of the political economy and cultures of the internet;
-knowledge of the latest research that engages with the social, cultural and legal aspects of internet use;
-advanced social and digital research skills that will prepare graduates for researching online and using user data appropriately.