The Digital World Research Centre (DWRC) at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, is launching a new inter-disciplinary postgraduate programme in September 2003. It is designed to equip students with the social scientific resources to investigate the role of digital technologies in society, and the technical resources to contribute towards their ongoing development. The programme combines modules from DWRC and other Departments, particularly Sociology and Computing. It will also bring together people from variety of backgrounds.
It will provide students with the skills required for a range of jobs involving digital technologies in the IT industry. In particular the course will enable students to: * examine these digital technologies and their place in society in a critical and theoretically informed way and utilise a range of research methods to assess the impact of digital technologies * develop an appreciation of the processes involved in the design of digital technologies * develop the skills required for analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation, computing, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing, problem solving, and interactive group work.
This full-time programme is suitable for students with first degrees in social science or computer science.
DWRC is a multidisciplinary unit within the School of Human Sciences. It covers sociology, psychology, economics, human factors and human-computer interaction.
The University of Surrey campus is located in landscaped grounds just outside Guildford town centre. Guildford has a lively nightlife and good transport connections to London (50 kms) and London airports.
For further information contact:
MSc Admissions Digital World Research Centre School of Human Sciences University of Surrey Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK Email: [email protected] Web: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/dwrc/ Tel: +44 1483 689446 Fax: +44 1483 689550