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Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts

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24 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Immerse yourself. Get in-depth, internationally focused, social-scientific training. Study key issues in media, arts and society, and go on to a PhD or a career in research, policy, or consultancy.

Grasp the main lines of theoretical inquiry and the current state of play, and contribute to the academic debate. See how research methods create knowledge in the social sciences, and carry out your own empirical research.

Erasmus is a top-rated university in a dynamic city with Europe's largest port. This advanced, research-oriented programme is taught by top researchers, with occasional guest lectures given by renowned experts from abroad. Coursework is interactive and intensive, and can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Apply your research skills in new settings, and go on either to a PhD in sociology, art and culture studies, or media studies, or to a career outside the academy, such as in applied research, policy or consultancy.

Theoretical courses: a.o. Recent Developments in the Sociology of Culture and Media and in the Sociology of the Arts; Popular Culture; Dynamic Processes in the Arts; The Age of the Self; Media and Cultural Globalisation. Methodology courses: a.o. Research Design; Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Methods; Methods of Text Analysis. Individual Research Projects.

Students will be prepared for the further practice of socio-cultural scientific research as part of postgraduate PhD study and doctoral research. Students will acquire an in depth knowledge of the main theoretical insights into, academic debates on, and theoretical approaches to, the sociology of culture, media, and the arts, as well as a solid grasp on the current state of research.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA degree in Sociology or Culture Studies, including statistical analysis. Also excellent academic results and a high level of motivation.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 7, TOEFL paper based: 600, TOEFL computer based: 250, TOEFL internet based: 100

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