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Bachelor's programmes in Media Studies

Media Studies at the UvA comprises two larger, academic programmes of study in Media Studies, which focus on different key aspects of the development and impact of media: Media and Culture and Media and Information.

Media and Culture

We are living in a profoundly mediatised world. The Bachelor’s programme in Media and Culture engages with our rapidly changing global media landscape and prepares students for careers in academia, media and for work at cultural institutions. The programme is offered in both English and Dutch.

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.

Our Bachelor's programmes

Media Studies Webinar

What does the field of Media Studies entail? What are the similarities and differences between the two programmes? Why choose Media Studies instead of Communication Science? What sort of workload should I expect? Questions such as these will be answered during the webinar. Two current students talk about student life and share their experiences with studying Media Studies at the UvA.

Why study Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam offers you:

  • A world-class education in Media Studies ranked first in the world according to the QS World Rankings by Subject.
  • Amsterdam is a vibrant and creative cultural hub with a pioneering media scene.
  • An international staff of world-renowned researchers and experts to guide you during your studies.
  • A research-oriented programme that offers you the opportunity to develop a study programme tailored to your own interests.
  • A vast network of media partners including, among others, the EYE Film Institute and the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
Media and Culture