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. All programmes are world-class education: the UvA is ranked 1st in the QS World University Rankings by subject.

Media and Culture

The Bachelor’s programme in Media and Culture studies the way in which media representations and practices impact our everyday experience, knowledge and perception of the world. 

Media and Information

The Bachelor's programme in Media and Information deals with contemporary topics such as mis- and disinformation, surveillance and big data to better understand the digital world that we live in. 

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).
  • After completing your Bachelor’s, you can apply to one of UvA’s many Master’s programmes, including our range of programmes in advanced Media Studies.
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.

Bachelor's programmes