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MScDigital Media and Communication

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
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Tuition fee for a Postgraduate course at the University of Stirling can range from £20,845 – £22,825. Please refer to the university webpage for further information.

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This course will provide you with the core professional skills required for a rewarding career in digital media management and production. This interdisciplinary offering, bringing together Stirling’s internationally recognised strengths in media, film, and communication studies, is distinctive from competitors in offering you the unique opportunity to develop analytical, creative, and production skills; underpinned by important sociocultural understanding of human behaviour and communication in the digital context, and the complex factors influencing people’s behaviours.

You will gain in-depth understanding of human communication and information behaviours, and the complex and variable sociocultural factors influencing peoples’ behaviours at both macro (societal) and micro (individual) levels. You will gain in-depth understanding of research methods for digital media market research, including options to develop data analytics and social media marketing skills. You will also have the opportunity to develop practical skills in digital content development including graphics design and video production. The course also provides you with the opportunity to gain industry specific knowledge in one or more of the following high growth sectors: digital creative industries; digital heritage; and digital health.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you will have the skills to contribute to the planning, development, and evaluation of multi-channel digital marketing strategies and campaigns. Via our unique offering, you will possess valuable interdisciplinary skills for flexible careers across digital industries public and private, and the ability to move into a number of specialist roles including digital media marketing, management, content design and production.

The University of Stirling is 1st in Scotland, Top 5 in the UK, and Top 15 in the World for careers services (UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Bencmark 2018). 96% of postgraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17)

A number of rewarding professional career pathways are possible as a graduate of the MSc Digital Media and Communication, with strong market demand reported globally across both private and public sectors for graduates who understand how to effectively utilise digital media to reach and communicate with target audiences and customers. Digital communication, marketing and production skills taught on this course are in particular demand, with strong future growth projected across all sectors (e.g. US Bureau of Labor Statistics; Digital Marketing Institute).

Example graduate roles include:

Digital Media Manager

Social Media Specialist

Digital Marketer

Web Content Editor

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States