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Further information about the two postgraduate programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University where they can learn more about digital politics
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You have come to the end of this short course, Digital Politics. If you’ve enjoyed this course, you may be interested in applying for our postgraduate programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University where you can learn more about digital politics.

We have two exciting programmes on the subject: MA in International Relations and Global Communications, and MSc in Digital Society with a pathway in Digital Politics.

On these two programmes, you can get an opportunity to learn about digital politics in much more detail, in the context of international relations, or digital society, respectively. You can continue exploring new and constantly growing research in this field; and develop a career that utilises your knowledge of digital politics. You can even get a chance to create your own political campaign on social media! The educators you met here are part of a larger team of academics who specialise in political communication, digital society, and digital politics. Programme leaders and tutors will be happy to tell you more about the two programmes. Good luck in your next steps into your career.

MA in International Relations and Global Communications

The relationship between politics and communications has never been more dynamic or more important than it is today. Digital media, particularly social media, is fundamentally changing the terrain of politics. This course allows you to study those interactions within an interdisciplinary environment, drawing on research and expertise from the fields of politics, international relations, information and communications, journalism and linguistics. You will study media and communications theory, plus the historical development of international relations and key issues in contemporary global politics, becoming an expert in how new communication technologies shape societies, politics and individual lives.

MSc in Digital Society

On this course you will study theoretical approaches to living in a digital society, coupled with an advanced understanding of social science research, and will have the option to specialise in either digital politics or digital society, or take a general route. You will be introduced to an overview of qualitative and quantitative digital methods, while becoming familiar with the field of digital social research in its ever-growing diversity. You will be taught a set of professional skills necessary to be a successful digital researcher, whether in academia, policy, or industry. There is the option to specialise and graduate with a bracketed award through your choice of option units, allowing you to cater to your own individual interests and academic development.

MSc Digital Society (Digital Politics) will cover theories and practices of digital politics and media as well as an in-depth exploration of digital politics around the world.

MSc Digital Society (Digital Sociology) will cover theories and practices of digital sociology as well as an in-depth exploration of the global digital challenges and crises.

What to find out more? Register your interest at the links above and we will be in touch with more information.

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