The Master's programme New Media and Digital Culture comprises 60 ECTS credits: 24 credits for core courses; 6 credits for a research seminar; 12 credits for electives; and 18 credits for a Master's thesis.
The Master's thesis reports on research carried out under the supervision of an academic staff member involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and academic adviser.
Digital Research MethodsPeriod 16
New Media TheoriesPeriod 16
Media Theory SeminarPeriod 26
Digital Research SeminarPeriod 2Period 312
Free-choice electivesPeriod 4Period 512
Master's Thesis New MediaPeriod 4Period 5Period 618
You will gain an in-depth historical and critical knowledge of how to theorise digital media objects and environments by learning to situate them in such perspectives as platform capitalism, data infrastructures, algorithmic governmentality, information analytics, interface critique and software studies.Prof. Richard Rogers
Transferring to a Research Master's
Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional programme are encouraged to continue their studies in a research programme. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their Research Master's degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.
The New Media specialisation within the Media Studies Research Master's programme focuses on the theoretical and methodological study of digital culture. The intensive and selective two-year programme has been developed for students with proven ability in and passion for research.