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University of Plymouth: Digital Culture and Society

Institution University of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Society and Culture
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught


Digital culture and advancing technologies are shaping every aspect of our lives. This programme provides a unique opportunity to critically examine the impact of digital technologies on culture and society and gain an in-depth understanding of current theories and debates. Investigate how digital technologies are affecting a range of contemporary aspects of social life including: gender and the body; health; race and nationalism; the workplace; the environment and politics.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW Examine how digital technologies are affecting the most pressing issues of our time. Gain an understanding of key theoretical, ethical and philosophical debates. Learn how to use ethnographic and visual methods to study online worlds and become skilled in digital analytics including analysing big data. Draw on a wide range of teaching methods with an emphasis upon hands-on experiential learning including VR technologies.

Access cutting-edge technology in our new Digital Labs, giving you the edge when applying for jobs in the cultural sector. This programme trains our students to be employment-ready, resilient global citizens who are empowered to make a difference in society.

KEY FEATURES - Benefit from our new Digital Labs where you can use cutting-edge technology, learn to code, experiment with augmented reality and observe how people engage with these technologies.

  • Gain insights into highly topical contemporary developments and benefit from a programme of external industry speakers.

  • Combine a solid conceptual foundation informed by leading research with hands-on practical training.

  • Learn from a team of internationally recognised research-active staff who are leaders in their field.

  • Enrich your experience and expand your thinking from a learning environment that brings together today’s most valuable subjects from the social and political sciences, and performing arts and humanities.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Knowledge and skills in digital culture and society responds to one of the fastest growing areas of employment today. Whether it is marketing, communications, human resources or even health, employers increasingly need experts who understand the growing impact of digital life on society.


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About us

At the University of Plymouth, we are proud to be a top 3 modern UK university (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2023) and are internationally renowned for high-quality research and teaching. We have also recently been awarded gold ratings across the board in the latest round of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023). At the University of Plymouth, you will be studying alongside a community of people who believe deeply in the power of education to create positive change in society.

Our collective ethos is to use our knowledge for action – to apply real change, …

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