=200 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2020
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Politics and Digital Cultures - University of East Anglia

**About This Course** Want to know if Twitter won Trump the presidency? Can’t make up your mind about Elon Musk? Curious about the sociological significance of YouTube celebrity? Interested in the politics of video games? Politics and Digital Cultures is a unique degree programme that starts from the assumption that digital technologies are rapidly transforming our lives, our cultures and our politics. From their impact on the political upheavals of Brexit, Corbyn, and Trump, to youth subcultures emerging on YouTube and Instagram, to the transformation of televisual culture through platforms like Netflix, digital technologies are central to our societies. This course will allow you to explore and understand the multitude of different ways in which digital cultures are reshaping the world, from individual experience to global politics. Grounded in the respected academic discipline of politics, while drawing on cultural studies, digital sociology, media theory and more, this pioneering politics degree is the first of its kind. **Overview** Our Politics and Digital Cultures degree will equip you with tools to enable you to understand and research the relationship between the modern social and political world and the many forms of contemporary digital technologies – from digital political communications to social media and video games. We ask not just how to make sense of this new world but also how to address its challenges, from making better media, to more effective regulation, to other forms of political contestation. Our degree programme will help you to understand this new emerging world and to prosper in it. You will gain insights into the history and practice of digital media, explore how digital cultures emerge and interact with the offline world, explore how social media enable and shape the expression of different kinds of identities, and encounter the machinations and techniques of contemporary digital politics. You will also think about the economic impacts of monopolies like Facebook or Google and even the ways in which AI, automation, and other new digital technologies will create increasingly significant effects in vast areas of our lives, from healthcare to transportation. Our course will give you the opportunity to arm yourself with the skills necessary for a career in digital journalism or to run a political or social campaign. You’ll also be offered the chance to learn a foreign language, or to study abroad for a semester. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,NorwichUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,600