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Media Studies at the University of Groningen

 

Would you like to know more about digital and social media, about media use or journalism? Then choose one of the five tracks within the Media Studies master's program. All tracks take eighteen months (90 ECTS).
 

Journalism (English-taught)
Are you passionate about news and do you want to report and analyze current affairs? Do you want to know why journalism is transforming so quickly nowadays? This track trains students from diverse parts of the world to become international journalists, with in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Journalism Studies presented by journalism researchers and intensive training by experienced journalists, offering a solid foundation in the skills that are needed to succeed in journalism today.

For the track Journalism a selection procedure is in place.
 

Datafication and Digital Literacy
This MA track offers students the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge of the digital transformations that profoundly change society. If you are interested in digital media, how digitalization and datafication transform society, and how a digital literacy perspective helps you to apply knowledge about this transformation in a range of professions, this track is the right one for you.
 

Media Creation and Innovation
In this MA track students explore how media are produced and (re-)used in a digital era. You study how new media technologies enable innovative formats and distinctive practices of media use, re-use and consumption. If you are interested in media creation and the way creativity and different forms of (digital) storytelling shape its practices, this track is the right one for you.
 

Social Media and Society
This MA track offers a critical exploration of social media within contemporary networked societies and trains students to work with (big) data in a responsible way. If you are interested in how social media transform society and want to learn how you can analyze social media data for research and professional purposes, this program is the right one for you.


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Media Studies at the University of Groningen

 

For Journalism and Journalistiek: some of courses in the theoretical learning pathway are shared between the two tracks. All other courses are track-specific. For Datafication and Digital Literacy, Media Creation and Innovation and Social Media and Society: some of the courses in the theoretical learning pathway, all in the methodology learning pathway and all in the professional skills learning pathway are shared between the three tracks. All other courses are track-specific.

Programme options:
Journalistiek (track)
Journalism (track)
Datafication and Digital Literacy (track)
Media Creation and Innovation (track)
Social Media and Society (track)
Master's Honours Programme (honours program)

The third semester is designated for the MA thesis and the mandatory MA internship.


Study abroad is optional
Maximum of 15 EC


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Job examples
 

  •     PR/communications officer
  •     Policy advisor
  •     Reporter/editor

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Media Studies at the University of Groningen

 

entry test 

For the tracks Journalistiek and Journalism a selection procedure is in place. Check the individual track pages for the details.

language test 

Please check the individual track pages for language requirements.

previous education 

For all tracks: an international recognized University Bachelor's degree. For details per track, please check the individual track pages.
 

Registration procedure

All degree programmes from University of Groningen and other research universities give access, though a pre-master programme might be necessary. Please check specific requirements per track on the track pages.

For the tracks Journalistiek and Journalism there is an additional selection procedure in place. Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on the right.
 

Students with a University of Groningen degree in Media Studies directly admissible to the tracks Datafication and Digital Literacy, Media Creation and Innovation, and Social Media and Society. Students form other BA programmes or a university of applied sciences will have to take a pre-master programme first.
 

After you complete your application, the Media Studies Admissions Board will assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific track requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

* direct admission is possible

* a student has to complete the pre-master programme first

* a student cannot be admitted

Application deadlines
 
EU/EEA students 01 May 2021
non-EU/EEA students 01 May 2021


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Institution

University of Groningen


Location: University of Groningen Broerstraat 5
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Groningen

Field of study

Media & Communication

Degree

Master of Arts in Media Studies

Language

Dutch, English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 18 months

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 14300 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Groningen

Field of study

Media & Communication

Degree

Master of Arts in Media Studies

Language

Dutch, English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 18 months

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 14300 EUR / year

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