Digital Culture Studies

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. Digital materials can easily be modified and manipulated and that influences our access to knowledge, how we present ourselves, and how we see others. You will learn how to analyze the impact of these phenomena on individuals, communities and society as a whole.
Digital Culture Studies is a track of the MA Culture Studies.

Education as of September 2022

All education takes place on campus again, now that the coronavirus measures have been scaled back. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. Therefore, a few basic measures still apply. For the latest updates on the corona situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.

international students

(of all students who started in September, 2021)

of our students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey, 2021 | n=55 (Culture Studies, all tracks)

different nationalities

Alumni report, 2021 | n=502 (Culture Studies, all tracks)

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:

  • Discourse and Interaction in the Online-Offline Nexus
  • Digital media and everyday life
  • Digital Knowledge
  • Digital Culture and Climate Change
  • Ethno-mining
  • The hybrid media system and online writing

More on the program and courses

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Career prospects

We will educate you to become a critical evaluator, competent analyst and innovative contributor in the field of digital culture, well equipped to contribute to further research on fundamental questions raised by the rapid innovations in the new online-offline nexus.

The knowledge and skills you will develop provide a good foundation for positions such as researcher, policy advisor or digitalization expert. Our alumni also find jobs as communication specialists, editors or digital marketing consultants.

Alumni facts

  • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 2.5 months
  • 84% of our alumni find a job within 2 months

Source: Alumni of Culture Studies (all tracks), National Alumni Survey, 2020 | n = 6

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

A Bachelor's degree in the field of:

  • Culture Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Modern Languages
  • Psychology
  • Communication Studies
  • Sociology
  • Media Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Political Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • 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?

Check your eligibility

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the Digital Culture Studies track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.