Media Studies (research MA)
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.
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Master of Arts
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
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Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
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
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The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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