MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Program Description

MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Are you fascinated by digital media, especially social media? Would you like to investigate the new media landscape and understand its effects on society? Do you have your sights set on a career in the media world, with an emphasis on digital media and contemporary media practices? If so, Media Studies: Digital Cultures may be the right choice for you. The program combines theoretical reflection, research on user practices and basic media skills training. Using an interdisciplinary approach, media studies is integrated with political philosophy, philosophical aesthetics, history, and sociology of technology. This ensures that you develop the theoretical, analytical and practical skills that are essential to understanding and adapting to the ever-changing media world, whether you are working in a cultural organization, a broadcasting company, a commercial business or a governmental organization.

Why this program?

New digital technologies have transformed the ways we share and distribute information, interact with each other and spend our leisure time. Digital media have had a major impact on our engagement with politics and with culture.At the same time, older media such as printed books, radio, television, and film are still present and are evolving in complex interrelationships with digital media.

The master's program in Media Studies: Digital Cultures combines theoretical reflection on these developments, research on user practices and training in basic media skills. You will be trained to become both a media researcher and an active player in today’s media world. You will also develop media expertise by investigating questions such as:

  • How do new technologies affect the media landscape and society at large?
  • What effect does the architecture of the web have on user practices?
  • Where do we draw the line between reality and the virtual world?
  • How do new media affect democracy?
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
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Information
Deadline
June 1, 2018
*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
Locations
Netherlands - Maastricht
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline June 1, 2018
*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2018
Netherlands - Maastricht
Application deadline June 1, 2018
*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
End date Request Info
Price 2,060 EUR/year (EEA); 13,000 EUR/year (Non-EEA)
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