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Digital Culture Studies

1 year English Starts end of August

Digital technologies have become an intrinsic feature of everyday life in today’s society. New modes of social interaction have emerged, involving intense activity on social media, the use of apps and information technology. Also data gathering and algorithmic patterning influence our access to information. Learn how to analyze the way these phenomena re-arrange and innovate how we relate to others. And how they change our identities, communities and norms for conduct. Digital Culture Studies is a track of the MA Culture Studies.

On Campus if we can | Online because we can
85.7%
of the students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey (Culture studies, all tracks), 2018 | n=37

3.6
months on average between graduation and first job

National Alumni Survey, 2016-2018 | n=46

83%
finds a job within 6 months after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2016-2018 | n=46

Program and courses

The MA track on Digital Culture Studies is research-oriented. The speed and intensity of innovation in the new online-offline nexus raises fundamental research problems, many of which remain unaddressed. With a creative and inquisitive attitude you will critically review existing research frameworks and propose new conceptual and analytical tools for the study of emerging 21st century culture.

  • Research concrete digital-cultural practices from within a broad interdisciplinary social-theoretical field and with an outspoken empirical emphasis.
  • Learn all about social, cultural and political transformation of contemporary societies and investigate the influence of digitalization on social life.
  • Become aware of inclusionary and exclusionary effects in contemporary digital culture, and their impact on social structure.
  • Develop practical skills such as writing, analyzing and interpreting texts and images, critical reflection on societal issues, and participating in public debate.
  • Turn academic content into publications that are accessible to a wider public through Diggit Magazine, both a learning instrument and an online news platform focusing on digital culture, globalization, and arts.

Digital Culture Studies is a track of MA Culture Studies.

Typical courses are:

  • Digital media and everyday life
  • Digital Knowledge
  • Ethno-mining
  • Digital Industries and infrastructures
  • The hybrid media system and online writing

More on the program and courses

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Career prospects

When you graduate you will be a critical evaluator, competent analyst and innovative contributor in the field of digital culture.

You could pursue a career in research or use you knowledge and skills to pursue a job such as: communications specialist, journalist/columnist, web editor, digitalization expert or programmer of debates.

Alumni facts

  • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 3.6 months
  • 83% of our alumni find a job within 6 months after graduation, and 59% within 2 months
  • 80% of the alumni would choose the same program at our university again

Source: Alumni of Culture Studies (all tracks), National Alumni Survey, 2016-2018 | n = 46

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

Tilburg University's BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society

One of these Bachelor's degrees:

  • Culture Studies
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Modern Languages
  • Psychology
  • Communication Studies
  • Sociology
  • Media Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Political Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • The academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.

Pre-Master's program:

Open to both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

Interested in the Master's program?

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More information

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries. You can contact us on every page of the master's website. Or find out more by choosing one of the options below.

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Meet us

In accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), all on-campus events until September 1 will not take place. To help you choose your Master’s program as best as we can, you can replay the sessions of our Online Master's Open day and participate in an online Q&A session for the program(s) you are interested in.

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Interested in the Digital Culture Studies track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.