Interested in the connection between technology and communication? Study the Master of English and New Media Studies.
In the Master of English and New Media Studies you explore the increasingly important nexus between new media and spoken, written or visual communication in English. The programme culminates in a two-semester research project of an experimental, theoretical, creative or practice-based nature.
Students' projects could include online analytic tools (twitter analytics, google trends) to examine trends in social media, or use conventional analytic practices (corpus analysis, multimodal analysis, critical discourse analysis) to investigate emerging forms of web communication, including internet memes.
One of the following or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7 or above:
In the first part of the programme you complete a number of papers related to English and new media, as well as a paper on research methods to prepare you for your research thesis.
You could investigate the potential of online virtual worlds or explore complex issues of virtual identity, with many applications, including those for language or literacy learning and teaching. Those interested in translation and interpreting might research the effectiveness of online machine translation tools. More creative-based projects could explore the performative potential of multiplatform transmedia narratives, geo-located augmented reality (AR) sites, games and storyworlds.
You will also be prepared for doctoral study.
25 Feb 2019
15 Jul 2019
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