Online MA in Digital Cultures at University College Cork

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The online MA in Digital Cultures at University College Cork is delivered entirely through distance learning and explores and operates within the digital moment, developing knowledge, skills and critical awareness through theoretical engagement and critical practice. Participants in the programme develop the practical skills needed to flourish in the digital age, while also examining the impact of the digital on culture, power and identity in society. The programme fosters those new literacies of consumption, production and creativity essential in the contemporary world.

The MA in Digital Cultures invites its cohort to consider the moral, ethical, social, cultural, political and economic implications of digital technology on humanity. It prepares its graduates to understand such transformations in society, identity, and culture, and to develop digital skills necessary to provide innovative and creative leadership in the digital age. This programme encourages truly transdisciplinary engagement that is creatively enriching for students within a scholarly atmosphere.

The programme offers an introduction into how digital tools and methods can be used in research and it combines innovative elements of theory and practice in digital cultures. Students will receive instruction in how digital tools can be used to capture social and cultural data sources in digital form, using standards-based tools to frame research questions, collaborate on research using social networking tools, and present results both in print and on the web using current standards-based presentation technologies. Students will be encouraged to and facilitated in the creation of digital artefacts individually and in teams. International engagement and participation is expected and encouraged. The MA in Digital Cultures is geared towards introducing graduates to the use of appropriate digital tools to address research questions in their undergraduate disciplines or areas of expertise. It lays the foundations for work on capturing, reading and writing sources in digital form, and using them for analytic and creative work.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

This MA in Digital Cultures programme is delivered online using University College Cork’s learning management system, as well as a range of other digital tools that will reinforce and provide experience in online collaboration and team building. Online delivery of the course also offers online, synchronous, face-to-face tutorials to support the other online material accessed by students.

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