MA
2021 start September 

Digital Literacies, Culture and Education

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Changing digital technologies have an impact on children's lives and present opportunities and challenges for educators. This MA is designed to help those who work with children to respond to these challenges and create new opportunities for literacy, learning, creativity and play.
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Course description

This course enables teachers, educators and creative practitioners to respond to the challenges that digital culture poses for education. You'll develop a thorough knowledge of the media that children and young people are engaging in, reflecting on how it shapes their literacy and learning at home and at school.

You'll address urgent questions and themes, such as how children learn literacy in the digital age; how we can support young people to be authors as well as players of games; how we ensure that contemporary teaching of literacy is inclusive and socially just.

The course is underpinned by research in the area of new and digital literacies. A key feature of the programme is its link to the Literacy Research Cluster, with opportunities to participate in current projects, an active reading/viewing group and a seminar programme.

Your application

Apply online, with a 750-word statement. We would particularly like you to address the following questions:

  • What particularly interests you about the course?
  • What experience do you have of working with children and young people?
  • What skills would you like to develop?
  • Why do you want to study at the University of Sheffield?

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Modules

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

Teaching takes place through lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Assessment

We use a variety of methods including essays, presentations, critical analyses, portfolios of teaching resources and media productions and a research dissertation.

Duration

1 year, full time

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

education-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8177

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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