MA Program in Journalism and Mass Communication in Netherlands

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Journalism and Mass Communication

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Journalism is a satisfying career that combines the thrill of covering the news story with the satisfaction of a way of life of public duty. Degree programs are composed to provide graduates trained to analyze and figure out the complex events of our times as well as raise journalistic norms in all media.

The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands is referred to as "Dutch". A modern European country today, Netherlands preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. The Netherlands has many universities. The country has recently converted their own titles into the bachelor/master system. There are two types of universities: Academic (focussing more on theoretical knowledge, aka "Universiteit") or Applied Sciences (focussing more on practical knowledge, aka "Hogeschool")

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MA Global Communication

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Netherlands Tilburg Utrecht + 1 more

Global Communication is a renewed, fully English-taught track of the Master's program in Culture Studies. You will learn to understand the communicative challenges of life in times of globalization and superdiversity, how all this communication between cultures and sub-cultures affects the people it concerns, and how education and policy-making can improve these contacts and facilitate collaboration. [+]

Global Communication

Global Communication is a renewed, fully English-taught track of the Master's program in Culture Studies. You will learn to understand the communicative challenges of life in times of globalization and superdiversity, how all this communication between cultures and sub-cultures affects the people it concerns, and how education and policy-making can improve these contacts and facilitate collaboration.

Why Global Communication in Tilburg?

Modern life is seriously affected by globalization. Between cradle and grave, we encounter thousands of situations in which we interact with people who do not share the same background. We are more mobile, don't stay in the same place and our everyday contacts span many different social groups.... [-]


Master Specialization in Art, Media, and Society (MA)

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society focus on the transformations that cultural products undergo as a result of digitalization and globalization. In this program, you will analyze how digital cultural products and artifacts critically reflect societal issues, such as the financial crisis, the rise of populism or the ‘tyranny of intimacy’ of social media. [+]

Master Specialization in Art, Media, and Society (MA)

Art, Media, and Society is a renewed, fully English-taught Master's specialization within the Master's program Culture Studies.

The Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society focus on the transformations that cultural products undergo as a result of digitalization and globalization. In this program, you will analyze how digital cultural products and artifacts critically reflect societal issues, such as the financial crisis, the rise of populism or the ‘tyranny of intimacy’ of social media.

Furthermore, you will investigate the public impact of activities carried out by a range of different authors and artists. You will use theories and analytical tools to understand what is at stake here. Central questions are: How can art reshape the public sphere? What are new dimensions of information in the current public sphere?... [-]


Media, Art, Design & Tech​​nology

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Artists, designers and performers doing strange things with technology. That is what the MADtech study programme is about. You will be expected to employ and artistically explore hybrid technologies to imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world. You will apply a trial-and-error and tinker mentality, with play and experimentation forming key aspects in your development and receiving special emphasis in the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives and result in artistic multimedia, performative or design work. [+]

Study a Master's in Media, Art, Design and Technology in the Netherlands

Artists, designers and performers doing strange things with technology. That is what the MADtech study programme is about. You will be expected to employ and artistically explore hybrid technologies to imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world. You will apply a trial-and-error and tinker mentality, with play and experimentation forming key aspects in your development and receiving special emphasis in the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives and result in artistic multimedia, performative or design work.... [-]


MA/MSc in Linguistics: Language and Communication Technologies (Double Degree Programme)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this international Double Degree track. [+]

How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this International Double Degree track.

The track in Language and Communication Technologies combines Theoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will study language technology in a multi-lingual setting.

The two-year training is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme. The first year you will start in Groningen. You will finish the track with a stay at one of our partner universities in the second year. After completing the programme, you will receive two Master's degrees: a degree in Linguistics in Groningen and a second Master's degree depending on the partner university you chose to stay at.... [-]


MA in Communication & Information Studies: Digital Humanities

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital turn in the humanities? The current information revolution opens up exciting perspectives for research and its applications in society. [+]

Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital turn in the humanities? The current information revolution opens up exciting perspectives for research and its applications in society.

We are witnessing many exciting new trends in information technology. The vast amount of digital data that is available nowadays opens up new research questions and opportunities for real-life applications. This Digital Humanities Master's track offers a systematic way to incorporate information technology in humanities research.

It trains students with a humanities background for the growing number of research and job opportunities that require processing of digital information. It reflects on the underlying theory and the impacts on our culture and society. It offers courses for creating, analyzing and visualizing humanities data. Finally, you will be skilled to work with professional databases, programming scripts, and statistical tools. In addition to the 60 ects programme, an optional internship for 30 ects that will be noted on your diploma is highly recommended.... [-]


MA in Communication & Information Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Communication is everywhere. Think of commercials, Facebook and TV. Professionals carefully plan what type of information people come across. Like to learn more? Then this programme is for you. [+]

Programme options

Communicatiekunde (track)

Communication is everywhere. Think of commercials, Facebook and TV. Professionals carefully plan what type of information people come across. Like to learn more? Then this programme is for you. N.B. The courses in this programme are mainly taught in Dutch, this is not an international MA-programme.

This track is part of the Master's degree programme in Communication and Information Science.

The proliferation and development of technology have created an abundance of possibilities for communication. Therefore, it makes sense to analyse the different sort of communication processes.

In the Mater's track in Communication Studies, the focus is on language, language use and communication through diverse media. Communication Studies investigates the communication processes and products from a discourse-perspective. This means that interaction is central to this approach.... [-]


MA in Arts, Culture and Media

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

What is the role of the arts in society? How do the arts reflect, and direct the worldviews of individuals and communities? This track offers insight into these relevant issues relating to the contemporary arts. [+]

What is the role of the arts in society? How do the arts reflect, and direct the worldviews of individuals and communities? This track offers insight into these relevant issues relating to contemporary arts.

In the Master's track Arts, Culture and Media, students examine the role of the arts in society. The programme combines the study of the aesthetic dimensions of music, theatre, and film. It teaches students how to uncover the cognitive and societal impact and the value of the arts in contemporary culture. Students learn to analyse and interpret artistic expressions with an enhanced view of how arts phenomena convey, negotiate, or hasten cultural change. They gain insight into art worlds and their organisation. The programme explores how the arts relate to social, economic, and technical developments in an increasingly mediated world.... [-]


MA in Journalism

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Are you passionate about news and do you want to report and analyze current affairs? Do you want to know why journalism is transforming so fast nowadays? This internationally oriented programme trains students from diverse parts of the world to become journalists with in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Journalism Studies. The intensive training by experienced journalists offers a solid foundation in the skills that are needed to succeed in the global journalism of today. [+]

MA Journalism

The 18-month Master's programme in Journalism trains you to become a professional reporter and teaches you to critically reflect on the nature of journalism. You will develop both practical skills and in-depth academic knowledge.

The theoretical study of journalism makes this programme special. Theoretical Journalism Studies courses encourage students to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession and stimulate critical thinking about the future of news reporting. You will study how journalism culture and developments in globalization, citizenship, politics and digitalization interrelate while learning how to apply appropriate research methods and theories. Eventually, you will write a Master's thesis based on these theoretical reflections.... [-]


MA Media Studies

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The master's programme in Media Studies at Leiden University combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience to create an ideal launch-pad for a career in literature, film, photography or journalism. [+]

The master's programme in Media Studies at Leiden University combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience to create an ideal launch-pad for a career in literature, film, photography or journalism.

Choose from four interdisciplinary specialisations

The master in Media Studies offers four specialisations. Each specialisation explores a different medium in-depth, including how it interrelates with other media forms. You will also get the opportunity to investigate the roots of this relatively new academic field.

An individual approach to learning

At Leiden University, you will learn from acclaimed scholars with expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Our lecturers are dedicated to ensuring you reach your goals during your studies. At Leiden, you also have world-class resources at your fingertips, from famous collections of original manuscripts and periodicals to one of the Netherland’s oldest photo collections.... [-]


Master in Media, Art and Performance Studies

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

This Research Master's programme in Media, Art & Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based programme which offers an advanced training in academic research skills appropriate for today's highly dynamic and interdisciplinary field of media, visual arts, and performance. [+]

Emerging Technologies And Practices In Transition

This Research Master's program in Media, Art & Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based program which offers an advanced training in academic research skills appropriate for today's highly dynamic and interdisciplinary field of media, visual arts, and performance.

Cultural Transformations

Contemporary media, art, and performance increasingly play with and transcend disciplinary boundaries. Intermedial and performative practices both produce and critically investigate cultural transitions in today’s mediatized and performative culture. Such synergies invite to explore how emerging forms of media, art, and performance – while historically and culturally embedded - interact with and relate to social and cultural transformations.... [-]


Master in Intercultural Communication

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

The Intercultural Communication Master’s programme teaches you how to approach linguistic and cultural diversity in various, international, contexts. It is implementation-oriented, interdisciplinary, international and multilingual. [+]

Successful approach to linguistic and cultural diversity in international settings

The world is becoming ever ‘smaller’. Due to technological and economic developments, we are increasingly being brought into contact with different languages and cultures. Whether in multicultural societies, international organisations or online: communication has become an international, and, therefore, an intercultural, matter. In business, too, the importance of cultural parameters and mutual perceptions are rapidly increasing.

Practice-oriented research

The Intercultural Communication Master’s programme teaches you how to approach linguistic and cultural diversity in various, international, contexts. It is implementation-oriented, interdisciplinary, international and multilingual. After graduation, your skills as a multilingual and intercultural expert mean you will be ready to contribute to mutual understanding within Europe and to the good worldwide relationships that are so important in this age of globalisation.... [-]


Master in New Media & Digital Culture

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

During the one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by games, social media, internet activism, apps, data visualizations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. [+]

ASSESS THE MEANINGS AND EFFECTS OF NEW MEDIA

New media produced by vast and rapidly expanding creative and commercial industries have become an important part of many everyday activities. Would you like to explore how they are changing our daily practices and cultures? During the one-year Master’s program in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by games, social media, internet activism, apps, data visualizations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. You will also complete a research internship to complement your theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice. By actively taking part in ongoing research, you will build an extensive network of international connections that will help you start a promising career. Moderately sized groups of students, individual tutoring, and the chance to participate in international research projects provide you with multiple ways to develop your skills, explore your interests, and achieve valuable academic and personal results. Our dynamic and active community of students, alumni, and scholars provides a wide array of extracurricular activities and access to a large network of practitioners, media artists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and activists from the most diverse strands of digital culture.... [-]


MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The master's program in Media Studies: Digital Cultures focuses on digital media and electronic technologies, and takes a close look at the effects they have on our current media landscape. You will investigate the ongoing transformations in media culture and develop the skills to participate in these innovations. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in Language and Communication (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. [+]

Learning how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of how natural language is used and processed in real-life situations. Whenever we use language – whether it’s written, spoken or signed – we’re communicating. How does this work, and how and why does miscommunication occur? How does language fit together and how do we learn to understand each other? The research Master’s programme in Language and Communication offers a multidisciplinary perspective on how the fields of linguistics and communication studies complement one another. This approach is unique in the Netherlands. This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. In this way, you’ll discover the richness of both language and communication and be well prepared to conduct original research on language-related issues. This programme is initially intended to prepare its students for a career in research, in particular for PhD positions although other career options in the field are also open to you.... [-]


MA in International Business Communication

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

If you choose to study IBC at Radboud University you will be able to combine learning academic research techniques with practical business competencies. [+]

Join the crème de la crème of business communication

If you choose to study IBC at Radboud University you will be able to combine learning academic research techniques with practical business competencies. We are looking for thinkers and doers with an international orientation. That is unique in the Netherlands and we are one of very few programmes in Europe to focus sharply on the practical, analytical, cultural and linguistic aspects of the business. In particular, we place a strong emphasis on the influence of national and organisational culture on companies and institutions that operate across borders. Thanks to our network, we are able to arrange excellent group internships, and we are selective (max. 50 students per year). You will find yourself in a dynamic learning environment with smart, motivated fellow students and you will receive close personal guidance from highly experienced members of the faculty. We are not hierarchical and we are not an MBA. As a future executive, you will need to be able to assess the quality of business research. A lot of business studies lack academic rigour. Our graduates learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.... [-]