Feminism and Digital Culture (P5017)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

You will explore the politics of digital media culture, with a grounding in debates in feminist media studies to inform this.

Issues may include:

  • misogyny and sexism in digital culture
  • selfies, sexting and sexuality
  • new feminist movements and fan cultures
  • migration and mobiles.

The module engages debates about intersectionality, post feminism, heterosexuality, racism, violence and sexism across a range of media forms including mainstream mass media forms and alternative media production.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: