Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This flexible part-time course introduces students to key subjects in social media, including social informatics; government, media and public engagement; philosophies of communication; new technologies and the future of the online environment. Students develop the practical and theoretical skills associated with different technological approaches and platforms, and will graduate able to competently negotiate both current and emerging social media entities within a private, public or not-for-profit workplace environment. Students will: Examine the impacts of social media in a range of areas including politics, business, regulation and social groups; understand the conceptual theory behind online environments; and translate their theoretical knowledge into new and useful practical ways of engaging people in a social, institutional or media context.
Standard entry requirements
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.
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