Are you fascinated by digital media, especially social media? Would you like to investigate the new media landscape and understand its effects on society? Do you have your sights set on a career in the media world, with an emphasis on digital media and contemporary media practices? If so, Media Culture may be the right choice for you. The programme combines theoretical reflection, research on user practices and basic media skills training. Using an interdisciplinary approach, media studies is integrated with political philosophy, philosophical aesthetics, history and sociology of technology. This ensures that you develop the theoretical, analytical and practical skills that are essential to understanding and adapting to the ever-changing media world, whether you are working in a cultural organisation, a broadcasting company, a commercial business or a governmental organisation.
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Aleksandra Milewicz is from Poland, she has a bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies & English Literature from Edinburgh University and chose to come to Maastricht for the master’s programme in Media Studies: Digital Cultures. “I’ve always wanted to live and study abroad in an English-speaking environment, so the UK was a perfect choice for my bachelor’s programme. During my studies, however, I found I didn’t want to stay in academia which was the logical career path after my bachelor’s degree. I was more inclined towards social sciences, culture, media, journalism etcetera. That change of perspective put me on the path of media studies for my master’s programme, with the UK and the Netherlands both offering high-quality programmes. After 3 years in the UK, though, I was ready to move on, so I decided to continue my studies in the Netherlands. The interdisciplinary approach of this particular programme at Maastricht University appealed to me most and I decided to go for this master’s programme. So far, I’m totally enjoying it and it’s exactly as I hoped and expected.”
“I like to try many different things, but radio journalism is definitely one of them.”
“In my future career, working in consultancy or conducting research, I will greatly benefit from the open-mindedness which is cultivated and highly valued here.”
I feel that Media Culture has prepared me fully for my work
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