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Year of Entry 2019/20
MA

Digital Media Management

Full-time Digital media

Develop a portfolio, network, and prepare for a career in the vibrant creative industries.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year / 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2019
January 2020
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Gain advanced knowledge and qualifications, and prepare for exciting professional media positions
  • Undertake a major individual project alongside or within a relevant organisation
  • Excel through a syllabus designed to match the in-demand expertise of the creative media industry
  • Learn to manage digital media businesses and teams, and exploit the latest technologies
  • Study in well-equipped media studios and lab facilities, with experienced industry practitioners

This course is designed to create experienced, savvy graduates, ready for exciting media positions. You'll acquire both the management skills and the media expertise that you need to excel in the dynamic creative industries. This course offers a two year work experience route including a placement of up to 12 months.

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Ryhan Sadath

'My course has allowed me to work on projects for real clients. I have also benefitted from using a wide range of software which has improved my portfolio- and ultimately my job prospects.'

Ryhan Sadath, MA Digital Media Management student

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Christian Hassell talks about his experiences studying MA Digital Media Management at Sheffield Hallam. He has learnt coding and pitched to clients as part of the course.

How you learn

Watch tutors and students talk about what it's like to study on this course.

Your studies will comprise of eight taught modules, as well as a major project alongside or within an organisation. You'll learn how to exploit the latest digital media technologies and platforms, across interactive, social and mobile content, as well as the management of digital media businesses, organisations and teams. You'll gain a solid theoretical grounding and useful practical experience - building a eye-catching portfolio to show prospective employers - and work with the award winning Venture Matrix to enhance your employability and enterprise skills.

You learn through:

  • Lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Individual project work
  • Group work and presentations
  • Industry days

Course leaders and tutors

John Hayes
John Hayes
Principal Lecturer in Creative Media, International Business Developer

Since joining Sheffield Hallam University John has been course leader for the BA/MArt Digital Media Production and BA/MArt Games Design courses, as well as Departmen … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

As well as your taught modules, you'll have the opportunity to undertake The Digital Media Management Project, a module that allows students to work with or within organisations on projects to enhance a company or organisation.

You will have the opportunity to go on a work placement for up to 12 months. You are supported in finding placements and can apply for a vacancy as you would like a job. There are dedicated sessions to support you in CV writing, interview skills and job applications.

The placement starts during the summer of your second year and most are paid. Apply for the placement route by selecting the two year course length.

Live projects

Throughout the course, you will be expected to work on real client briefs, providing you vital industry experience and material for your portfolio.

Field trips

A number of industry days and events are also held on campus and within the Sheffield Cultural Industries Quarter, where you'll take part in workshops, talks, and exhibitions held by creative media industry representatives, professionals, and companies/ organisations. These activities give a window to the world of work and opportunities that lie ahead.

Networking opportunities

The superb industry links, projects, site visits and field trips involved in this course provide ample networking opportunities.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Managing or consulting on social media
  • Digital PR
  • Marketing
  • Projects
  • Products
  • Digital media
  • Communication strategies
  • Entrepreneurship and digital innovation
  • Digital media designers
  • Analysts
  • Digital change leaders and innovators
Student work
Watch our students work on a real client brief to gain valuable experience of a career in a digital agency

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • Industry-standard software and hardware tools such as Adobe and Apple software

Entry requirements

All students

An honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject.

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

You can take an optional placement in year two.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Communicating Research Credits: 15
Module: Design Thinking Credits: 15
Module: Digital And Mobile Technologies Credits: 15
Module: Digital Innovation Credits: 15
Module: Digital Media Ecosystems Credits: 15
Module: Digital Media Management Credits: 15
Module: Enterprise And Entrepreneurship Credits: 15
Module: Postgraduate Placement Credits: -
Module: Strategic Digital Marketing Credits: 15

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Communicating Research Credits: 15
Module: Design Thinking Credits: 15
Module: Digital Innovation Credits: 15
Module: Digital Media Management Credits: 15
Module: Digital Media Management Project Credits: 60

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Digital media courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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