If you are interested in the effects of the digital media on the human thought and behaviour and want to work as a data scientist, content manager, trainee social media, educational designer, or academic researcher, this programme is the right choice for you.
The programme will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge about the effects of digital media on information processing, learning, and work performance. You will learn to analyse these effects using innovative techniques such as experience sampling, text-mining, and online environments.
To increase your experience with digital media as a knowledge producer, the master programme includes innovative digital teaching methods, such as the use of online assessments and the creation of vlogs and blogs. The programme allows you to create either an applied or a more fundamental profile.
This programme is the best choice for students who are interested in a scientific approach to how digital media affects our daily life. Students with a bachelor degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Brain and Cognition, or Learning and Performance might be particularly interested in this programme, but the programme is suitable for students from all areas of psychology.
The course will use an innovative educational format. There will be group discussions of current topics in the scientific literature on digital media. Students will convey their understanding of these discussions in the form of course-related blog posts and vlogs. The programme will be in English.
Digital Media at Work
Practical: experience sampling
Cognition in the Digital Age
Practical: text-mining of digital media
Practical: multi-media design
Applied Multivariate Data Analysis
Multivariate Data Analysis
Why study Master Psychology of the Digital Media
In this specialisation, you will study something that has profoundly changed our society: the digital media. You will learn how digital media impact our personal and professional lives in a number of domains. Some of the questions you will address are:
How can we optimize our use of digital media in our work environment?
How do we distinguish fact from fiction when we read or watch the news?
How can we best design online learning environments?
Some of the skills you will acquire are experience sampling, text mining, and designing online learning environments.
This track prepares you for a position in the industry, consultancy, and research. You will acquire knowledge and skills that are in high demand in our current society. The track is interdisciplinary as it combines insights from industrial and organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, and educational psychology.
"The digital media have fundamentally transformed our world. This leads to an important and fascinating question: what is their impact on the human mind and on behaviour?"
Professor doctor Rolf Zwaan
Coordinator of the programme
Why study this master programme in Rotterdam?
This is an intensive programme.
Problem-solving and working in small groups are key elements in this programme.
Part of your output in this program will be blog posts and/or vlogs, so you can build a portfolio.
This first-rate programme offers a thorough preparation for a career in education, business or research though its unique combination of theory and practical applications.
Why study in Rotterdam?
Welcome to the highly-ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), a research university located in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. EUR offers 13 selective bachelor programmes, and more than 50 top master programmes, taught in English.
Erasmus University traces its origins back to 1913. The university has become internationally recognised for its distinct social orientation in education and research. Our 30,000+ students come from more than 100 countries all around the world.
Erasmus University Rotterdam. Make it happen.
Career opportunities for Master Psychology of the Digital Media
This programme prepares students for positions such as data scientist, content manager, trainee social media, educational designer, and academic researcher.
Multinationals are interested in students who can analyze behavior, possess presentation skills, and have some programming experience. In the academic field, students can find positions in various areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, educational, industrial and organisational) and related fields.
Facts & Figures for Master Psychology of the Digital Media
Instruction language: English
Mode of study: Full-time
Faculty: Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Location: Campus Woudestein, Rotterdam
Start date: September
Duration: 1 year
Study points (ECTS): 60
Double degree: No
Application Deadline (EEA): 1 June
Application Deadline (Non-EEA): 15 May
Tuition fees (2021-2022):
€2,168 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
€12,300 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
€15,500 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)