MA Media Studies

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

MA Media Studies

University of Amsterdam

With roots in philosophy, history and discourse analysis, the two-year Research Master's in Media Studies explores pertinent theoretical approaches to the study of media in contemporary culture.

An interdisciplinary approach to Media Studies

The two-year Media Studies Research Master's 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 Research Master's thesis.

A tailor-made programme

Closely connected with the one-year Master's programmes in Media Studies, the Research Master's allows students to specialise in Film Studies, Television & Cross-Media Studies, New Media & 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.

Degree certificate

The Research Master's programme Media Studies is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Media Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

The Research Master's in Media Studies curriculum

The Media Studies Research Master’s programme seeks to enhance students’ understanding of media as complex social and cultural phenomena in their historical and contemporary contexts.

Students can specialise in:
1) Film Studies
2) Television and Cross-Media Culture
3) New Media and Digital Culture
4) Archival and Information Studies

There is also the option to develop, in consultation with the programme director, a fully customised programme that straddles these disciplines and potentially includes a semester abroad.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 16, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
24 months
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
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Locations
Netherlands - Amsterdam
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Sept. 2018
Netherlands - Amsterdam
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Price
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €13,225 per year.