Sociology of Culture, Media & the Arts
Combine social-scientific training and hands-on research experience

Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts

Study programme

Get in-depth, internationally focused, social-scientific training. Study key issues in media, arts and society. Go on to a PhD or a career in research, policy, or consultancy.

Why study this programme?

  • You will gain in-depth knowledge of the main theoretical insights into, and academic debates within, the field of media, culture and sociology.
  • The Research Master has proven to be an excellent stepping stone to a PhD in sociology, arts and culture studies, media and communication, and related fields, at Erasmus University as well as other universities.
  • Instruction is given by an enthusiastic team of lecturers who actively support you and who provide intensive and individual coaching.

Career prospectives

More than half of all Research Master alumni proceed to do a PhD programme after graduation. For the first three cohorts of graduates, this percentage is 65%.

Factsheet summary

Programme name
Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts
Instruction language
Research Master
2 years
Campus Woudestein, Rotterdam
Tuition fees (2020-2021)*
  • €2.143 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €11.300 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €11.300 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)
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