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Media Studies (research MA)

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

Program description

The Research Master's in Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary, humanities-oriented focus on media as multimodal discourses and cultural practices.

The Research Master's programme Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary, humanities-oriented focus on media as multimodal discourses and cultural practices, while acknowledging the effects of technology, social and institutional forces on media contents. Its scope encompasses film, television, digital media and (audiovisual) archives. Themes include the convergence of media and information technologies and infrastructures, cognitive studies and the digitialisation of culture. With roots in philosophy, history, and literary and linguistic (discourse) analysis, this young discipline has developed pertinent theoretical approaches to the study of media in contemporary culture. The Research Master's programme Media Studies seeks to enhance students' understanding of media as a complex social and cultural phenomenon in its historical and contemporary context. Students can opt to specialise in film, TV, or digital media; develop expertise straddling these media, or choose the unifying perspective of information science, the latter including archival science as one of its branches.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Research Master’s in Media Studies 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
- Cultural Information Science
Another discipline if, however, you followed a substantial amount of Bachelor’s courses (minimum 60 ECTS credits) in the areas of Media and Culture, Information Science and/or Archival 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

The Research Master's in Media Studies 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
- Cultural Information Science (previously known as Information Science)
- Another discipline if, however, you followed a substantial amount of Bachelor's courses (minimum 60 ECTS-credits) in the areas of Media and Culture, Information Science and/or Archival Science (to be judged by the Examinations Board).

Grade average

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

A/ 3.8 (American system)
2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system)
B (ECTS-system)
7.5 (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 of 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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