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An in-depth exploration of media theory

The Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture offers a comprehensive and critical approach to new media research, practices and theory. It is an internationally renowned programme in critical media theory, dedicated to the study of the social transformations brought about by digital culture. The programme offers you in-depth training in the latest digital research methods and the opportunity to participate in data sprints and to collaborate with international researchers. It is situated within a pioneering new media cultural scene in Amsterdam and in a top-ranked academic environment among universities worldwide.

What does this programme entail?

In this video a teacher and student of this Master’s explain in about 5 minutes how this programme is structured and what you will learn.

A varied programme

The Master’s programme combines a variety of teaching formats, ranging from lectures and group projects to tools and lab sessions and creative work. You will produce a wide portfolio of output, including theoretically engaged essays, empirical research projects, new media experiments, and blog entries. The programme enables you to contribute to timely discourses on digital culture, conduct innovative research projects, and critically engage in new media practices.


Leading programme of its kind worldwide


Variety of teaching formats

Academic staff

International teaching staff of leading experts

A European media hub


Why study New Media and Digital Culture at the UvA?

  • Variety of teaching methods
    This programme uses teaching methods to offer you the knowledge, critical analytical skills, research techniques and professional skills to be competitive in the field of new media, in and beyond academia, and to remain aware of the changing dynamics and demands in a constantly changing media environment.
  • World class education
    This programme is one of the leading programmes of its kind worldwide and boasts an international teaching staff of leading experts in the field of new media.
  • Ideal study environment
    This is a chance to study in Amsterdam's city centre, a European cultural hub with a vibrant international new media scene.

Degree certificate

New Media and Digital Culture is an accredited degree programme of Media Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Media Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MA Media Studies
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter