"I chose to study at Goldsmiths because I was really curious as to how technology was impacting society for better or worse. Goldsmiths' MA Digital Sociology programme provided all of that and more. I think the practical elements of the programme really spoke to me - we weren't just learning about theories or technology, we were making things and doing applied research too. The highlight for me was those 'a-ha’ and geek-out moments, where you grasp sociological concepts enough to be able to apply them to questions you or others may have about digital life.
I've recently been working as a user researcher at the Government Digital Service, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods to ensure the voice of the British public is heard throughout the design process for the gov.uk website. For me it was the perfect way to use the skills that really resonated with me throughout the Digital Sociology programme. More generally, I think the capacities of being able to identify a research problem, formulate a good question and thoroughly investigate it is invaluable."