A Masters programme about the design, creation, understanding and evaluation of today’s digital technologies

The MSc in Social Research and Digital Design is a new postgraduate programme taught in one of the leading (5*) sociology departments in the United Kingdom. The department has a long history of vocationally oriented postgraduate courses in social research. Among its staff are internationally renowned academics working on the production and consumption of communication technologies, the internet, and consumer electronics, using innovative methodological approaches.

This new programme combines these areas of expertise to equip students with both the social scientific resources to investigate and evaluate digital technologies and media in society today, and sufficient technical resources to understand and contribute to their design.

Modules include:

The design and use of digital technologies Social theory and its application to technology The sociology of new technology Web publishing Research design and survey methods Field methods and a range of electives, including computational social science, knowledge management and e-business

The programme also includes a dissertation involving a student’s own research and development, an optional placement in business, and many practical exercises and projects.

The programme lasts for twelve months. Applicants should have a first degree in the social sciences.

Further details may be found at http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/srdd/ or by post from the MSc Admissions Secretary, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom, telephone: +44 (0)1483 689453, email: [email protected].

Staff teaching on the programme include Nigel Fielding, Nicky Green, Nigel Gilbert, Christine Hine, Ruth Rettie, Patrick Sturgis, and Nina Wakeford.