Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

MA in Digital Media

Postgraduate - Taught MA

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time Part time
MA 1 year 2 years

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, 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”. 

What you'll study

Modules include

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Visual Communication Design

    Explore theories of visual communication as they apply to today’s digital industries. You'll develop practical solutions to realistic industry briefs.

  • Understanding Digital Media Tools and Platforms

    This module provides a foundation in the theory of digital media, as well as practical experience. That enables you to develop the skills to understand and integrate the most common digital tools.

  • Innovative Communication Design

    Gain an understanding of various theories and principles of developing a communications network and engaging an audience. You'll also discover how to produce an effective digital marketing campaign through creative processes and practices.

  • Digital Content Management and Curation

    Refine your understanding of the management and curation of digital assets, and build a digital collection together with an online museum exhibit.

  • Work Placement

    This is an opportunity to gain experience of working and further developing your skills in an industrial/commercial digital design environment. You'll apply your knowledge to solve problems, and communicate and work effectively in a professional context.

  • Dissertation Project

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,700
  • Home/EU (part-time): £855 (20 credits), £2,565 (60 credits), £3,850 (90 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

UK and EU students can take out a Master’s Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. They provide up to £11,222 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans.

  • International:  £14,500

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Fantastic facilities include Middleton Hall, with its advanced cinema, as well as dedicated TV, film and digital media resources.

Study under industry experts with experience of managing large projects across Europe and delivering creative solutions.

Graduate with an understanding of the role that digital media plays across different business functions, including marketing, IT, and executive management.

Explore professionally-driven issues and concentrate on resolving complex scenarios, through creative problem solving.

Entry requirements

A good first degree preferably in Digital Media related subject areas, 2.2 (or international equivalent) 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 academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

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.