Psychology of the Digital Media (online master)

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This online master track focuses on the role of digital media in human thought and behaviour. 

Key Facts & Figures

Mode of study
Online | Full-time
Instruction language
1 year
Study points (EC)
Start date
Application Deadline (EEA)
3 april
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The study programme in a nutshell

You will learn to apply theories from Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Educational Psychology to address this topic. You will furthermore receive training in methods such as experience sampling, text mining, and educational analytics. 

This online master track prepares you for a position either in industry and consultancy or in academic research and education. You will acquire knowledge and skills that are in high demand in our current society. 

The content of the curriculum moreover makes an excellent fit with online teaching. This programme has had ample practice with high-quality online education, and we have experienced that online programmes can contribute to inclusive education for both traditional and non-traditional students. 


Why this study

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Student perspective - Psychology of the Digital Media

What you will learn

The online programme will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge about the effects of the digital media on information processing, learning, and work performance. You will learn to analyse these effects using innovative techniques such as experience sampling, text-mining, and learning analytics.

Programme overview

Is this the right programme for you?

  • This is an intensive, full-time programme;
  • The master has specifically been designed for online education, and its curriculum matches with the online method.
  • Problem-solving and working in small groups are key elements in this programme;
  • Part of your output in this programme will be blog posts and/or vlogs, so you can build a portfolio;
  • Throughout the programme, we have experienced that the different backgrounds of our diverse student population have enriched the discourse of the programme;
  • This first-rate programme offers a thorough preparation for a career in education, business or research through its unique combination of theory and practical applications;
  • Our lecturers are researchers at the same time and do actual research on the same topics that are being discussed in the master programme.

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Career opportunities after graduation

Students who have completed this master track will be equipped to find positions as data scientist, content manager, trainee social media, educational designer, and academic researcher.

This could be your future

What do our students think?

Wantley Sardjo

Wantley Sardjo - Alumnus Psychology of the Digital Media

With the knowledge I gained during the study, I am convinced that I can optimize people’s wellbeing during this demanding digital era.
With the knowledge I gained during the study, I am convinced that I can optimize people’s wellbeing during this demanding digital era.

Digital evolution or revolution, whichever it is, is currently flying at an incredible pace. The COVID-19 pandemic even amplified this process, and its effects can immensely be felt everywhere. Digital natives or digital immigrants, this tremendous innovation is leaving nobody behind. Living in the digital era might not be that much of a problem for millennials, but how about other age groups? How can we adapt, how can we survive, how can we evolve simultaneously with the ever-growing technology? As we roll into this digital technologized future there will be a cry-out for transformation of our cognition and behaviour. Are we ready for this, are we ready for the digital take-over in the world? Societies are already embracing this digital revolution with sometimes unbelievable momentum. Engaging in new digitally driven behaviour is not an option anymore but a must. With our smartphones within armlength reach of us, technology is not following us, it is continuously ahead of us. Over and over dictating our strength, our health, our movements, our thoughts, our behaviour.

The internet is everywhere, spiraling up on the list of necessities of life. It is not strange that if the internet is nowhere to be found, it looks like the end of life. As media is speeding from printed and (analog) broadcasting to the digital environment, we need to hurry or stay behind. Nothing comes with no price, also this transition comes with a cost.

I too was faced with digital challenges. In my endeavor to find tools for myself and for the society around me, I came across this Master study at Erasmus University Rotterdam. During this study, maybe not all above questions were answered, but sure tools were passed on. Hence, survival in this digital jungle can be achieved. The Master of Psychology in the Digital Media study facilitated steady growth of us as students, gave us insights in the unclear and opened our minds to the new environment this digital explosion brings us. With the knowledge I gained during the study, I am convinced that I can optimize people’s wellbeing during this demanding digital era.

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