Digital Culture Studies
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
National Student Survey (Culture studies, all tracks), 2018 | n=37
National Alumni Survey, 2016-2018 | n=46
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
- Digital Industries and infrastructures
- The hybrid media system and online writing
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.
- 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
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:
- 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.
Open to both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).
Tuition fees and scholarships
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