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Bachelor

Media and Information

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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.

UvA Bachelor's programme in Media and Information explained

Find out in 6 minutes what the Media and Information programme is about and why you should study it at the University of Amsterdam.

1st place on QS 2021 Ranking by subject

Quality

200 first year students

International classroom

Thriving community of media companies and institutions

Amsterdam

Tailor the programme to your interest

Specialisations

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 world-class education: the UvA is ranked 1st in the world for Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2018, 2019, 2020 ánd 2021.
  • A cutting-edge, tailor-made programme that combines 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 an international student community.
  • 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.
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The combination of technology and the humanities is perfect for someone like me. Sophie Hutten, student of Media and Information Read the interview

Degree certificate

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).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme BA Media and Information
Mode Full-time
Credits 180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 50010
Location University Quarter