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Media Studies (research MA)

Master

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The two-year Media Studies Research MA programme offers an interdisciplinary, humanities-oriented approach to media. It considers media as cultural discourses and practices, technological infrastructures, as well as powerful political-economic actors. With roots in philosophy, history, and literary studies, as well as science and technology studies, sociology, and political science, this discipline has developed pertinent theoretical approaches to the study of media in contemporary culture. The programme teaches students to engage with crucial theoretical concepts and current issues and to develop their own research practices culminating in the Master's thesis.

Closely connected with the one-year Master's in Media Studies, the Research Master's allows students to specialise in Film Studies, Television and Cross-Media Studies, New Media and Digital Culture, or Archival and Information Studies. In addition, the programme gives students ample opportunity to develop their own customised programme by taking electives, master classes, summer and winter schools, and, most prominently, tutorials, which are taught in small groups and are focused on specific areas of research.

Research Master's students are encouraged to profit from Amsterdam’s pioneering art and media scene, with its many festivals, exhibitions and installations, as well as conferences, lectures, and workshops. 

Language

English

Title

Master of Arts

Duration

2 years

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 12,430

€ 11,300


Admission

Application requirements

The Research Master's programme in Media Studies is open for application to students with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in:

  • the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic study) taken in the field of media, film, television or communication studies or digital culture.

Please see: uva.nl/ma-media-studies > Application and admission

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 12,430
€ 11,300
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
2 Sep '24 1 Mar '24 1 Mar '24

Scholarships

You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Contact

University of Amsterdam

Main address
Gebouw E, Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
020-525 1401

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