Master

Media Studies: Digital Cultures

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 Studies: Digital Cultures 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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Alexandra Koukidou, Student Ambassador Media Studies: Digital Cultures

Alexandra Koukidou is from Greece, she has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece and decided to come to Maastricht for the master’s programme Media Studies: Digital Cultures. “I wanted to expand my knowledge and widen my perspective to media in general and new media in particular. As an exchange student I’d spent 5 months in the Netherlands and I liked it so much here that I decided to do my master’s in this country. I looked at several universities, but Maastricht University immediately stood out with its informative and well-structured website. In addition, I particularly liked this programme because it’s so topical and up to date and offers me lots of professional opportunities. The digital media and new emerging technologies we learn about are trends we are all witnessing right now.  After I graduate I would like to work in a communication design environment with video and sound production, translating concepts/ideas into products with a meaningful impact.”

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Alexandra Koukidou, Ambassador Master Media Studies: Digital Cultures 2018-2019

“I’d like to be a journalist, but after I graduate I will have many more opportunities and can expand my scope.”

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  • I like to try many different things, but radio journalism is definitely one of them.
    Aleksandra Milewicz, Student ambassador Media Studies: Digital Cultures 2017-2018
  • “I’m looking forward to making a living by doing what I love to do most.”
    Betty Tkadlčiková, Student Ambassador Media Studies: Digital Cultures 2016-2017
  • I feel that Media Studies: Digital Cultures has prepared me fully for my work
    Shaun Matsheza, Editor Wazaonline.com, Almere, the Netherlands

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      "We are a small class of 30 students and we bonded quickly because the programme provides for more contact hours than most courses at Maastricht University, and because of its focus on group work. The annual EPA Brussels trip in November, when we visited several consultancies and institutions, brought us even closer, and so did the spontaneous get-togethers we love to organise." Ilaria is the student ambassador for our master's programme European Public affairs. Read her entire article here: https://bit.ly/2Fvo22Y
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      Ilaria Piovesan, Master European Public Affairs

      3 days 3 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      Call for applicants is now open! Apply now and join Student Forum Maastricht 2019!

      Are you interested in the European Union and in EU policy-making? Do you want to work on interesting topics in an international team? Are you a student aged between 18 and 30 years and did not participate in SFM before? Then take the opportunity and apply for SFM 2019 before 8 February 2019!

      SFM is your possibility to work on stimulating topics in a motivated team of students from across Europe. During the conference, you work on a policy proposal in your field of choice which will be submitted to the European Commission. Various policy experts will be available to assist you in this process. SFM 2019 will take place between 24-28 April 2019 at the Maastricht University Campus in Brussels, Belgium.

      This year’s topics are:
      euGovernance: Digital Integration of the Public Sector Reducing Food Waste: Towards a Circular EU EU Enlargement: Spreading European Values in Candidate Countries Our EU: The Mobilization of Citizen's Engagement

      For further information about the topics and the application process, please visit our website: http://www.student-forum.eu/#all

      5 days 10 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      Mark your calendars! On Thursday 14 March Maastricht University will be celebrating its 2nd Diversity Day. This year's theme will be: "Living with bias". The Diversity Day will take place in Lumière Cinema from 15.00 until midnight. More information about the programme can be found via: https://bit.ly/2FiwbYB

      Save the date: UM Diversity Day – Living with Bias, on 14 March | FASoS Weekly
      1 week 2 days ago