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Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The Master's programme New Media and Digital Culture is meant for students who are interested in contributing to timely discourse surrounding critical media theory.

The programme New Media and Digital Culture builds upon the pioneering new media scene, with an emphasis on the study of Internet culture. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of new media theory, viewed from the perspectives of media archaeology, materialist and other critical traditions, and applied to such topics as blogging, locative media, networks and protocol. The University of Amsterdam is known for its pioneering new media scene, with its emphasis on Internet culture. Students are trained in the areas of info-aesthetics and visualisation, with its emphasis on how to read, understand and critique information graphics, interfaces and online interactivity. Among the expertise available to students is the emerging area of digital methods; Internet research approaches and techniques that are specific to the new medium and the study of natively digital objects. Depending on interests and skills, students may participate in research projects that concern Amsterdam new media events, festivals, exhibitions and installations, as well as international new media issues, such as Internet censorship.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Master’s in New Media and Digital Culture is open to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- Media and Culture
- a discipline in the humanities related to media studies, or in the social sciences related to design, media practice or science (to be judged by the Examinations Board).
The level of the Bachelor's diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).

Previous education

Bachelor's degree in Media and culture, or a discipline in the Humanities related to Media Studies, Social Sciences, design/media practice or science, with at least 30 EC of theoretical media studies courses to be assessed by the Board of Examiners.

Grade average

Applicants are expected to have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalant to at least:

B/ 3.0 (American system)
2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system)
C (ECTS-system)
7.0 (Dutch system)

Written request

Students can apply from 1 December until 1 April by filling out the digital application form and uploading the necessary documents via the website of the Graduate School for Humanities (www.gsh.uva.nl).

Written request

Aanmelden voor dit programma kan via de website van de Graduate School of Humanities (www.gsh.uva.nl).

Language test

IELTS: average score 7
TOEFL: score 100
Cambridge Advanced English: score A2
Cambridge Proficiency in English: score B1

Language requirements

CAE: A2, CPE: B1, IELTS overall band: 7, IELTS listening: 7, IELTS reading: 7, IELTS writing: 7, IELTS speaking: 7, TOEFL internet based: 100

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