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New Media and Digital Culture

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Language of education
Dutch, English
12 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

New Media & Digital Culture combines insights from fields such as media- and cultural studies, communication, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, history, gender studies, law and political science.

Digital media permeate the most important areas of daily life. Internet, mobile telephones and computer games increasingly determine how we work, provide services and communicate. Digital media even influence the ways we are educated, entertained and how we express ourselves through culture.

The central theme of this Master's programme is the influence these new media have on our culture and vice versa. Students will study the current debates on digital culture and compare old media with new media from historical, theoretical and comparative perspectives. They will explore popular culture, the determining factors of identity and participation and the concrete technological aspect of communication.

This Master's programme is provided by the Department of Media and Cultural Studies, which offers students a large staff of lecturers and a wide selection of elective courses. The programme also gives students the freedom to draw up an individual graduation plan under professional supervision. Are you interested in cultural changes and the implications of new media technology? Would you like a career combining media and culture? Then this is the Master's programme for you!

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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