King's College London

Course Introduction

Our course gives you a unique opportunity to explore the many forms of digital technology and their profound effects on culture and society from a number of different angles. It aims to develop your skills in forming your own assessments of digital technologies and their impact on society and culture.

In addition to the theoretical core module, students will have the opportunity to take practise based optional modules to develop their practical and organisational skills through individual and team-based projects.

Graduates of this course will potentially embark on professional careers in social and technology research, work in think tanks, the arts and the cultural sectors, government and public administration, international development, NGOs, education, in media and communications globally as well as into marketing and public relations or journalism. They can also progress to PhD study.

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.

Our graduates transfer the skills and knowledge they develop with us to careers in cultural heritage institutions, such as libraries, archives, museums, galleries and in commercial organisations interested in the social and organisational impact of technology.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £23,940 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,970 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor?s degree with 2:1 honours in English, or a related discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in reading & writing and 6.0 in listening & speaking; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing, 23 in reading and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in reading & writing and 59 in listening & speaking. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • TOEFL score: 100