Digital Media and Information Studies (Arts)

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Year 1
You will learn about the value and role of information in professional and social environments, through theory, practice and hands-on sessions with digital media technologies. You will discover how to maximise the potential of information for work and everyday life, through key information literacy
skills. Topics include: digital media in cultural heritage; publishing information on the web; digitisation; information governance, security and legislation; database development; data analytics and visualisation; and text analysis. You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2.

Year 2
You will be introduced to new concepts and applications including: artificial intelligence, basics of 3D modelling, information systems, cyberspace, digital sound and video, digital curation and stewardship.

Years 3 and 4
If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will gain a broader theoretical understanding along with a chance to study the creation, application and use of particular technologies in more detail. You will choose from courses such as Enterprise, creative and citizenship online; Heritage cultural
informatics; Multimedia analysis and design; 2D digitisation; Document encoding; Records, society and accountability; Music curation and analytics; History of ICT; Digital creativity; Books and new media; Introduction to digital humanities; Data analysis and visualisation; and you will complete a

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA or Advanced Higher at B plus 4 Highers at AAAA (by end S6 with min BBBB after S5) including English and a humanities subject.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including English and a humanities subject. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.

Start Date





MA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College of Arts


School of Humanities

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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