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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam Master in Media & Communication
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Master in Media & Communication

Rotterdam, Netherlands

1 Years


Full time

15 May 2024*

Sep 2024

EUR 2,530 / per year **


* for students from outside the EEA

** for EEA students | €18,800 for non-EEA students


Dive into the captivating realm of media studies with our Master's program! Whether you're passionate about journalism, advertising, social media, business, or public relations, we're here to explore it all. Let's uncover how media shapes our perceptions, interactions, and society.

  • Field of study: Communication, Media, Business, Humanities, Arts, Social Science
  • Keywords: Communication; (new) media; business; research; creative industry; organizations; journalism; public relations; politics; globalization; society; exchange; international; interactive; personal; flexible; multicultural
  • Qualification: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Duration: 1 years = 12 months full-time
  • Course load: 60 ECTS credits, 1 ECTS = 28 hours
  • Language of instruction: Fully taught in English
  • Ranking Erasmus University Rotterdam Times Higher Education ranking #72 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) #4 in the Netherlands, #92 worldwide

We offer five Master specializations in the field of Media Studies.

  • Digitalization, Surveillance & Societies explores the complex interplay between technology, surveillance practices, and societal dynamics in the digital age
  • Media, Culture & Society delves into the intricate relationships between media, culture, and societal structures, analyzing their influence and impact on contemporary society
  • Media & Business integrates the study of media with principles of business management, preparing students for roles at the intersection of media industries and corporate environments
  • Media & Creative Industries examines the economic, cultural, and social dimensions of creative industries, equipping students with skills for navigating and contributing to these dynamic sectors
  • The Research Master in the Sociology of Culture, Media, and the Arts offers advanced training in sociological research methods and theories, focusing on the intersections of culture, media, and the arts within society

Destination Information

  • The Netherlands: 17 million inhabitants, 200 different nationalities
  • Rotterdam: 650,000 inhabitants, 175 different nationalities, 80% speak English
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam: 39,150 students, 114 different nationalities

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Students can join several activities throughout the year such as social drinks, study trips, music sessions, lectures, and language courses organized by different (student) associations at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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In the first year of your program, you will be part of a mentor group guided by second or third-year students, thus ensuring a smooth start. You may consult your student advisor if you have any questions about the study program, your study planning, or personal circumstances relevant to your studies.

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