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Digital Sociology

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

This programme will provide you with a rigorous introduction to the sociological study of digital society and digital culture. The programme will introduce you to the core theoretical and methodological issues that arise when sociologists investigate the increasing prevalence of digital technology, digital infrastructure, and data production, capture, and analysis in everyday life.

It will also allow you to study the very social conditions (economic, political, and cultural) that give rise to such technologies and their circuits of power. Students in this programme may take up the following specialised topics, including (but not limited to) the sociological analysis of digital technology and new forms of data on the fields of contemporary culture, work and labour, leisure, health, education, government and law, and finance.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Social and Political Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

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