• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
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Course Overview

The degree will address the cultural importance of digital literacy and explore the changing nature of reading and writing in an age of ubiquitous digitalisation. It will equip participants with an understanding of how digital processes are impacting on and transforming culture which will be invaluable for those wanting to update their knowledge of current digital theory and practice and those aiming for careers in the arts and humanities sectors of the knowledge economy such as teaching, libraries, museums and galleries, media production, etc.

Level
Level 7
Duration
2 years
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The first module LDC701 Introduction to Digital Culture examines some of the main frameworks and theoretical approaches to digital culture. It examines the impact of digital networks and technologies on knowledge, power, labour, identity and community and seeks to situate these ongoing transformations in relation to literature and other products of cultural production and consumption.

LDC702 Digital Research Methods provides learners with the skills and literacies needed to engage in research in the field of digital culture and focusses in particular on new advances in the digital humanities. These approaches use computers to analyse large collections of texts to produce new insights through data visualisation, relational networks, topic clusters, automatic concordance generation and more. Students are also introduced to software and practices such as collaborative annotation, social tagging, academic uses of social media, curation of digital resources and the construction of a personal learning network that will be central to their learning on all modules throughout the degree.

LDC703 Digital Textualities takes place in the third trimester and applies the theoretical approaches explored in LDC701 and the practical techniques of digital textual analysis from LDC702. LDC703 is primarily concerned with the genre of theatre, which has been transformed in both content and performance by the advent of ubiquitous digitalization.  Debates about the digital humanities in LDC702 are revisited in a different context with discussion of the potential offered by the digitisation of text and performance as well as the dangers posed by electronic technologies to drama and theatre

LDC704 Digital Aesthetics examines and theorises new aesthetic categories and paradigms that have arisen as a result of the influence of digital technologies in the arts. Discussion centres around concepts and aesthetic categories either originating in or brought to prominence by the digital mode of artistic expression: interpassivity, ‘new’ sincerity, network aesthetics, the post cinematic, glitch, etc. These will be explored in conjunction with a wide range of contemporary literary and theoretical texts, films, television and multimedia artifacts

LDC705 Dissertation is the culmination of the programme of study and gives students the opportunity to bring together the critical and contextual conceptual understanding acquired in LDC01, the technical skills developed in LDC702 and their application in LDC703 and LDC704 to marshal the development of arguments, choose appropriate critical approaches, critically evaluate and make judgements about an independently researched area .

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

As a result of their study and experience on the MA Literature and Digital Culture, successful students will be able to progress their academic learning by undertaking further study on Ph.D programmes via the University of Hull or other HE institutions.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Simon Stevenson

Simon Stevenson

After finishing the M.A in Continental Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, I continued to pursue my interest in theoretical approaches to contemporary literature by studying for a D.Phil. at the University of Sussex. After completing my research, I took the post of Assistant Professor of English Literature at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan, where I taught for four years. I returned to the U.K and joined the staff of the English Department at University Centre Doncaster in 2009.

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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You'll need to have:

As a result of their study and experience on the MA Literature and Digital Culture, successful students will be able to progress their academic learning by undertaking further study on Ph.D programmes via the University of Hull or other HE institutions.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, you'll need to fill in our Postgraduate and Professional application form on the page below.

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