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Media and Performance Studies

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Language of education
Dutch, English
24 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The Master's in Media and Performance focuses on the cultural construction of old and new media, and the relationship between media, culture and society from historical and theoretical perspectives.

Research in the field of Media and Performance Studies at Utrecht University is specifically interested in emerging media, comparative media research, and the relationship among media, culture and society in a global context from both historical and theoretical perspectives. Students will receive a thorough grounding in the theoretical and historical approaches to media and performance and their impact on citizenship, cultural identity, new forms of (popular) representation, entertainment, and cultural participation.

The Research Master in Media Studies is aimed at excellent students with a strong background in the history and theory of stage/screen media (theatre, dance, film, television, digital media). We welcome students with an interest in theoretical and historical research in media and performance, their cultural construction and institutional embedding, their impact on citizenship, cultural identity, old and new forms of (popular) representation, entertainment and cultural participation.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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