Media Culture & Society

The Media, Culture & Society programme (MA in Media Studies) is specifically intended for internationally oriented bachelors in the social sciences or the humanities who aim for a career in the media or cultural industries or who wish to work as policy makers or media experts in government and other organisations.

The programme is focused on key developments in the media world and their wider societal causes and consequences. Special attention is paid to the rise of the internet and other new media and the shifting relations between the global, the national and the local. You will dive into the production, reception and content of various media as well as their social and cultural meanings and uses.

Programme features

The study programme is small scale, intensive and interactive. Special attention is paid to presentation, debate, analysis, writing, and research skills in seminars and research workshops.

Instruction is given by an enthusiastic team of lecturers who actively support you and who provide intensive and individual coaching. You will also have ample opportunity to discuss current developments and issues with media professionals who are invited as guest lecturers. Seminars, research workshops, and a master thesis class thoroughly familiarise you with state-of-the-art theory and methods in media research.

Much of the Media, Culture & Society programme focuses on the ultimate apotheosis, the Master's thesis. In the Master Class you will exchange ideas and experiences with fellow students, giving and receiving constructive criticism about the structure, challenges and findings of your own research.

What has this programme got to offer you?

  • Cutting-edge knowledge of key developments in the media world and their wider societal causes and consequences;
  • Selective, international programme, exclusively taught in English;
  • Interactive and intensive courses;
  • Balanced attention to both theory and practice;
  • Solid basis for a professional or academic career in the fields of media, communication and culture.