Digital Culture Studies

Career prospects Digital Culture Studies

We educate you to become a critical evaluator, competent analyst and innovative contributor in the field of digital culture, in practice as well as with respects to its theoretical and methodological frameworks.

Knowledge and skills

Besides knowledge of theories and research methods relevant for studying culture in the online-offline nexus, you will gain knowledge of a huge variety of sources representing issues in digital culture studies, as well as an understanding of digital infrastructures and knowledge production.

You will also (further) develop your communication and online publishing skills, such as mastering various writing styles.

This set of knowledge and skills is valuable in research jobs as well as jobs such as policy advisor, digitalization expert, communication specialist, editor or digital marketing consultant.

    Examples of positions our alumni hold:

    • Media coordinator at Universidad de Monterrey
    • Community Support Officer at the Digital Society Institute - University of Twente
    • Researcher at DIMENSUS policy research
    • Data Management Officer at Stichd
    • Platform Engineer at MN
    • Freelance Sustainability Blogger
    • Editor In Chief at AIHR | Academy to Innovate HR
    • Digital Content Marketeer at Rabobank
    • Digital Consultant at Get a Grip (digital marketing)
    • Jr. Content Manager at UNGA

    Alumni facts

    • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 3.4 months
    • 81% of our alumni find a job within 6 months

    Source: Alumni of Culture Studies (all tracks), National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 11

    After your Master's

    Your transition to the labor market

    We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

    • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

    • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

    • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

    • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

    More on our Career Services

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    Working in the Netherlands after graduation

    After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

    Interested in the Digital Culture Studies track?

    Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.