Studying Electronic Communication and Publishing at DIS
a range of opportunities for those who wish to study Electronic Communication
and Publishing and seek to obtain a qualification in this field.
Masters, Diploma and Certificate courses
Our MA/Diploma/Certificate programmes are designed for a wide variety
of students. The programme includes five core modules and a choice of options to appeal to a range of differnet interests.
Although the course was originally designed to appeal especially
to students from a background in the arts and humanities, our students
come from a very wide range of backgrounds. Some are working in the electronic
content industries, but wish to deepen their knowledge, and to gain a
formal qualification. Others come from a library and information background
and want to specialise in the digital and new media area of the field.
Yet others are looking for a new direction in their careers, or may have
come straight from studying their first degree. As a result we have a
very diverse student body, with ages ranging from the early 20s to mid
50s and a mixture of UK, EU and overseas students. There is therefore
no typical ECP student, but we have found that the diversity of backgrounds
means that students benefit from sharing their ideas and experience with
other course members.
Part-time and modular study
Since many of our students are already at work, we offer part time and
modular routes to study the programme. Part time study requires students
to attend for one whole or two half days per week, and thus the course
is taken over two years. Modular courses must be completed within five
years, and students attend for half a day per week.