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MA Media Culture


Course Description

New digital technologies have transformed the ways we share and distribute information, interact with each other and spend our leisure time. Digital media have had a major impact on our engagement with politics and with culture. At the same time, older media such as printed books, radio, television and film are still present and are evolving in complex interrelationships with digital media.

The master's programme in Media Culture combines theoretical reflection on these developments, research on user practices and training in basic media skills. You will be trained to become both a media researcher and an active player in today’s media world. You will also develop media expertise by investigating questions such as:

- How do new technologies affect the media landscape and society at large?
- What effect does the architecture of the web have on user practices?
- Where do we draw the line between reality and the virtual world?
- How do new media affect democracy?

Visit the MA Media Culture page on the Maastricht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are eligible for admission if you have a bachelor’s degree from a relevant academic field: media or communications studies, film or television studies, history, social science, humanities or liberal arts. You must also have relevant work experience. Non-native speakers or applicants who have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must have one of the following language qualifications: IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5, TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based), 232 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based), and writing minimum score 25; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (grade A, B, C), Cambridge Advanced Certificate (grade A, B, C+)

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