Media Studies: Digital Cultures

Rankings & recognition

  • The master's programme in Media Studies: Digital Cultures is ranked 2nd in the Keuzegids Masters 2017

    Here's how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national average National average Below national average
    Instructors Sufficient contact hours Content
    Facilities Academic training Professional training
      Communication Workload
      Assessment and achievement  


    The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands.

     Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)  

  • Best Media Studies programme in the Netherlands: Elsevier

    This programme is the #1 Media Studies programme in the Netherlands in overall student satisfaction, according to the Elsevier ‘Best Studies’ guide.

    The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey. 

    Here are some of the highlights:

    • 85% of students recommend this programme
    • 79% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the instructors
    • 70% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the facilities
    • 65% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the set-up of the programme

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

  • UM is the 6th best young university in the world

    Maastricht University is placed sixth place in the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE '200 under 50'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'