Media and Information
The Bachelor's in Media and Information is dedicated to the exploration of digital culture and today’s ubiquitous forms of information. The programme provides you with the skills necessary to engage with contemporary themes such as surveillance, big data, digital archiving, citizen journalism, and the metrification of everyday life.
Media and Information in today's digital world
In their private lives and as citizens or professionals, people constantly produce and use information. Contemporary life is shaped by ever more complex information technologies and an intensifying information economy. Information has become central to the arts, humanities, creative industries, journalism, and government and administration. Media and Information provides you with advanced conceptual and practical tools to understand the shifts in culture and society brought about by the constant transformation of the media.
Is Media and Information right for you?
Media and Information is the ideal programme if you:
- Want to understand how social media platforms, mobile devices, organisations, and their institutional and political frameworks shape our culture through the production, distribution, and use of information.
- Have a broad interest in the relationship between culture and technology.
- Want to learn the latest tools and methodologies which enable you to explore how information travels.
Why study Media and Information at the UvA?
Media and Information at the University of Amsterdam offers you:
- A cutting-edge, tailor-made programme that combines a broad overview of the most recent developments in the field, while offering students the freedom to choose their own area of specialisation.
- A hands-on and practical education: in addition to conceptual and critical capabilities, the programme teaches you applied research skills.
- The chance to conduct research about digital media in our state-of-the-art medialab, and employ the most advanced digital research methods, information systems, and software tools.
- An ambitious international environment: You will discuss the global media landscape with leading experts from all over the world, and a student community composed of more than 30 nationalities.
- Strong ties with the thriving Amsterdam community of new media companies, digital art institutions, creative industries, game and app developers, archives, and museums.
- Impressive career prospects: Graduates go on to work in journalism, advertising, and media sectors, and hold positions as project managers, data analysts, and developers in museums, libraries, archives, the creative industry, and other commercial companies.
- After completing your Bachelor's, you can apply to one of UvA's many Master's programmes.
Sophie Hutten – A first year student
‘I study Media and Information, which is all about online research, business intelligence, digital marketing, and varying forms of journalism, communication and production in the creative industry. I’m being trained to understand and work with new media and the ever-present stream of information.’
Rankings and reputation
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a world-class education.
- UvA is ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in Europe for Communication & Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2017.
- UvA is ranked 32nd in the world and 1st in the Netherlands for the Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017.
- UvA is a member of LERU (League of European Research Universities), an exclusive network of renowned research universities.
- UvA is a member of Universitas 21, the network of leading research-intensive universities in the 21st century in 13 countries.
Media and Information is an accredited degree programme. After completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Bachelor's degree and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).
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- Degree programme
- BA Media and Information
- 180 ECTS, 36 months
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