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Digital technologies have become ubiquitous, and today's students need to become proficient with digital technologies as research and communication tools. The new Digital Anthropology MA at UCL combines technical skills with the appreciation of social effects, training students for further research and involvement in this emergent world. What and how will I learn? Students gain skills training in digital technologies, from internet and digital film editing to e-curation and digital ethnography study the anthropological theories of virtualism, materialityimmateriality and digitisation and develop an understanding of the consequences of digital culture through the ethnographic study of its social and regional impact. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course (45 credits), three optional courses (45 credits) and a research dissertation (90 credits). Core Modules Digital Anthropology Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a 15,000 word dissertation. Options The Anthropology of Art and Design The Anthropology of Consumption and Media The Anthropology of Architecture The Anthropology of Games and Simulation Documentary Film and the Anthropological Eye Practical Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking The Anthropology of Cultural Heritage and Critical Museology Colonial and Postcolonial Visual Culture Social Construction of Landscape Alterity, Experiment & Transgression in Anthropological Thinking Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukanthropologydigital-anthropologyindex.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practicals and laboratory sessions. It includes a weekly seminar series, with invited international speakers. Assessment is through essays, methodology practicals, written examination and the substantial research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Digital Anthropology MA at UCL is well positioned for becoming a world leader in the training of researchers in the social and cultural dimensions of information technologies and digital media. The UCL Anthropology Department is one of the largest anthropology departments in the UK and offers an exceptional breadth of expertise. Our excellent results in the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises show that we are the top broad-based anthropology department in the UK. This MA provides scope for students with specialist interests to work closely with information system designers, curators, communication specialists, and in our own digital studio. Your future career In addition to its importance for careers such as media, design and museums, digital technology is also integral to development, theoretical and applied anthropology. Companies and Institutions collaborating with the MSc are: British Telecom, Department of Computer Sciences UCL, Department of Information Studies, UCL, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Skype, Intel, British Museum and NOKIA. The programme is also developing relationships with: Cultural Informatics Research Centre for the Arts and Humanities (CIRCAh), Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Centre for Museums, Heritage and Cultural Studies, UCL Interaction Centre and UCL Urban Laboratory. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Applications may be considered as late as August for the year of entry, but students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is suitable both for those with a prior degree in anthropology but also for those with degrees in neighbouring disciplines who w
Digital technologies have become ubiquitous, and today's students need to become proficient with digital technologies as research and communication tools. The new Digital Anthropology MA at UCL combines technical skills with the appreciation of social effects, training students for further research and involvement in this emergent world. What and how will I learn? Students gain skills training in digital technologies, from internet and digital film editing to e-curation and digital ethnogr...