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Rank: 92 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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University of Salford has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This course will take a sociologically informed approach to critically examine how digital hardware, software and data are shaping our social institutions, social relations, culture and everyday life.The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to critically analyse and creatively respond to a world that has undergone and is still undergoing a digital transformation.We will draw on our universities specialist expertise in Internet studies, digital audiences and publics, digital culture and digital research methods to provide you with the theoretical and methodological skills needed to enable you to analyse and address key issues of a digital society.You will also have the opportunity to undertake a digital project, either via a work placement or dissertation and you will learn how to share digital sociological research with broader communities and publics.You will gain highly valuable skills in digital research, digital communication, digital engagement, digital evaluation and project management.
You need an undergraduate degree with a minimum classification of 2.2, or an equivalent qualification. You will also be considered if you have relevant experience.
IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
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About this university
Students from around 100 countries come to Salford to study and there is plenty of application information available via the website. There is also plenty of help and advice on hand including English language courses for those to whom the language isnâ€™t native. There is advice on matters such as immigration and visas, getting a bank account, accessing health services and working between studies. There is also various clubs and societies on offer of interest to international students as well as the chance to try something new. The Students Union is based on Peel Park campus and offers representation for students, a range of advice services as well as running the sports clubs and interest societies for its members. It also operates a bar and shops on the campus. There are some 80 different sports teams and activities most of which make use of the Sports Centre and take part in the BUCS leagues as well as annual events against the neighbouring University of Manchester. there is also a Give a Sport a Go program to help people try something different and work on their health and fitness as well as fitness activities as diverse as belly dancing and circus skills! Other societies and clubs cover a range of interests from academic to arts and international as well as performing arts, political subjects and religious groups. In the volunteering area, there is the Community Actions Teams initiative that gets students involved in programs around the larger community while the Enterprise initiative helps students gain skills that will make them more attractive to employers once they finish their studies.