Digital Society

Are you interested in understanding how digital technologies are changing the world? Are you eager to develop knowledge and skills to ensure that digital technologies result in good outcomes for different social groups? Are you open to various disciplinary perspectives and willing to learn how to combine them? Then the new bachelor’s programme in Digital Society might be right for you.

The Digital Society bachelor’s programme will provide you with tools to better understand the history of the digital revolution and the impact of digitalisation on today’s society, culture and politics so that you can play an effective role in shaping the digital transformations of tomorrow.


Lara Greczko, Student Ambassador Digital Society

Lara is from France and came to Maastricht for the bachelor’s programme in Digital Society. She is now in her third year and was in the first group of students to start this new programme in 2019.

Why Lara chose the bachelor’s programme in Digital Society:
“After secondary school I took a gap year and travelled in Europe, taking language classes in Germany, England and Spain. In April 2019 I attended an Experience Day in Maastricht and was impressed by the Problem-Based Learning method and the many English-taught programmes. I was intrigued by this new programme, which is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands. We study everything related to digitisation and digital technologies, but also discuss ethics, like how to identify fake news, the influence of social media or the ethical aspects of smart cities. This makes Digital Society a very broad programme, combining many topics. I definitely want to do a master’s programme after this, since I want to extend and deepen my knowledge in this field. Digitisation is a hot topic nowadays with e-voting in politics, for example. I am very happy with my choice and feel privileged to be in such a programme, in this open culture of the Netherlands and in such a beautiful city as Maastricht.”

Lara Greczko, Student Ambassador BA Digital Society 2021-2022

In today’s society it is critical to research the impact of digitisation and social media. I want to gain more knowledge about this, since it is a field I’m very passionate about.

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Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day is on 8 October 2022.

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