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.
- 3-year, full-time bachelor’s programme
- Taught entirely in English
- Truly international faculty: 85% students and 42% staff come from abroad
- Interdisciplinary programme: media & cultural studies, arts & literature, history, philosophy & ethics, politics, sociology, science & technology studies
- Small-scale groups of about 15 students (according to the principles of PBL)
Tara Miranović, Student Ambassador Digital Society
Tara is originally from Montenegro and moved abroad to study in Maastricht because her sister, who studies at FASoS as well, convinced her to do so.
Why Tara chose to study Digital Society:
“My goal is to get an active role in shaping the digital transformations of the future. I would like to this by putting in practice the knowledge and skills I gained in the bachelor Digital Society. In the future I would like to work on developments that are beneficial to society. At the moment, I’m doing a minor at the School of Business and Economics about entrepreneurship. Eventually, I also want to complement my knowledge about society with business skills by doing a master’s degree in business. I first learned about Maastricht and Maastricht University through my sister, who also studies here. Apart from the high-quality programmes that the university offers, I really fell in love with the city. I would describe living here as living in a postcard. It’s full of beautiful scenery, colourful houses and cobblestone streets. So, it’s a very beautiful city to live in and to explore during my studies!”
“My goal is to get an active role in shaping the digital transformations of the future that are beneficial to society as a whole.”
Online information events
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 Experience Days (on campus or online).
Compare the FASoS bachelor's programmes
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.
UM Campus Tour
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 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.
Bachelor's Open Day
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 11 February 2023.
Thesis prizes for FASoS studentsWednesday, February 1, 2023
During the 47th Dies Natalis several FASoS students received an award for their theses that were labeled excellent by their faculty.
“I want to make girls like me stronger”Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The first paper ever written by Jiaru Zheng, a second-year bachelor’s student in Digital Society, was published as a journal article. The paper focused on the pop music album 3811, in which singer Tan Weiwei advocates for the status of women in China.
‘‘To create digital art, you do not have to be a good drawer’’Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Practical matters & regulations
In the support section, you can find out more about practical matters and UM regulations, such as:
- visas & residence permits
- Education and Examination Regulations (EER)