Research Master in Sociology of Culture, Media, and the Arts

Challenge yourself in this interdisciplinary Research Master’s program! Combine social-scientific training and hands-on research experience. Develop your own research interests. And prepare yourself for a Ph.D., or a research-oriented career outside of academia.

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences. This Master’s of Science (MSc) Program is designed for talented and motivated students, who are interested in research on culture, media and the arts.

You will be trained to independently carry out high-quality research, whilst simultaneously getting the chance to more clearly outline your own research interests — with the help of top scholars in the field. The curriculum consists of theoretical courses, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodological training. You will put this knowledge into practice in a research traineeship, in which you get the opportunity to collaborate with an experienced scholar and work on a real-life research project. Through a study exchange in your second year, you get the opportunity to further broaden your knowledge and expand your international network.

All in all, the Research Master not only prepares you for a Ph.D. in sociology, arts and culture studies, media studies and related fields, but is also a perfect stepping stone to a research-oriented career outside of a university.


From Research Master to PhD

“I will spend the coming three years on a research project about racism and sexism in right-wing social media, in response to immigration. As an (aspiring) Ph.D. candidate, I found that the Research Master taught me how to construct and present a research proposal, something you often have to do when applying for a Ph.D. position.” Iris Segers. Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oslo.

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Last updated August 20, 2018
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2 years
2,060 EUR
€2,060 per year for EEA students and €10,800 for non-EEA students.
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