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, 20 years old, is from France and came to Maastricht for the bachelor’s programme in Digital Society. She is now in her second 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.”
Are you a prospective student and interested in one of our bachelor's programmes?
We would like to offer you several online resources which can give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and provide you with some answers to questions you might have. You can visit a Virtual Open Day, compare our bachelor's programmes or make an online personal appointment for more information about the programme of your choice. You can also register for one of our Online Experience Days.
Are you curious which of our bachelor’s programmes suits you best? Would you like to know what your career opportunities are after finishing one of our four bachelor’s programmes? Are you still unsure which bachelor’s programme to choose? Below you find a useful tool to compare our bachelor’s programmes in terms of content, student profile, and career prospects.
Are you in the final year of secondary school and are you in the process of admission to one of our Bachelor's programmes? Our UM Campus Tour offers prospective students who wish to start in September 2021 the opportunity to explore the city, our faculty buildings and facilities for students. Discover and learn what it is like to live and study in our vibrant city.
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 6 November 2021.
The past year the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and special measures have been taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment. We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the academic year looks like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What does education look like at FASoS? What can you expect from student life? We can't give a conclusive answer to all these questions, but we can try to help you as best we can.
Education at FASoS remains online for the remainder of the academic year 2020-2021. Please visit our information page for more details.
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