Starting October 2012: New MA in Digital Language and Literacies

Date: 1 December 2011

This exciting new MA scheme offers postgraduate students a valuable qualification in Digital Language and Literacies. The course builds on Lancaster University's distinctive expertise in the area, offering an internationally known perspective on New Literacies. It is taught in the Department of Linguistics and English Language including Lancaster University's renowned Literacy Research Centre. Academic staff include Professor David Barton, Dr. Julia Gillen, Dr. Uta Papen, Dr. Diane Potts and Dr. Karin Tusting. Internationally known experts in other areas of the Department contribute teaching to the MA scheme overall.

The course makes use of innovative tools and online environments to examine digital language and literacies. Students will engage in a variety of activities, including lectures, seminars, group and individual activities, benefiting from face-to-face as well as online interactions. Skills developed will include communication, collaboration and problem-solving, as well as the more established academic practices of researching new issues and critical reflection on theory and method. Students on our MA courses come from a diverse range of backgrounds; they join a lively and enthusiastic group working in a stimulating environment.

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Associated staff: David Barton, Julia Gillen, Uta Papen, Karin Tusting

Associated departments and research centres: Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language