An MPhil in Digital Media enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests.
It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia, or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.
The MPhil takes two years full-time or four years part-time.
You will submit a thesis of up to 60,000 words, demonstrating original research. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).
Our Digital Media staff are members of the research group, Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), and our research strengths include:
• media and cultural theory
• the history and philosophy of media technology
• new media
• contemporary digital media developments in the UK, European mainland, USA and China
• global media and journalism
Your project will be agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions are started before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.
You are closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of your project. This involves fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals beyond.
You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in any field of digital media, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.
You may also have the chance to teach undergraduate tutorials and seminars from the second year, for which you receive training and payment. Financial support is also provided (subject to approval) for attending conferences or conducting research away from Swansea.