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Media, Culture & Society

Pre-master programme for Master Media, Culture & Society

HBO students or students who do not have a previous education equal to an academic bachelor, can apply for the one-year pre-master Media Studies programme

The Media, Culture & Society programme offers a one-year premaster programme for promising candidates who do not have a previous education equal to an academic bachelor. This preparatory programme caters in particular for students who have limited experience with media and communication theory and social-scientific research methods.

The premaster is suitable for graduates of HBO (Dutch Higher Vocational Education) programmes or equivalent international programmes that deal with similar topics as the Media, Culture & Society programme, but with relatively limited academic depth. 

Bridging the knowledge gap 

During the premaster programme, you will enrol in selected courses at the undergraduate level. You will become acquainted with key concepts and approaches in media and communication studies and the social sciences. After a successful completion of the premaster, you will have all the knowledge you will need to meet the requirements of the Media, Culture & Society programme of our MA in Media Studies. Students who successfully finish the premaster will have direct access to the master programme.

Developing analytical and research skills

You will be educated as an academic professional in the premaster programme. You will train your academic skills and learn how to make a critical analysis of current issues and development in the field of media and communication. In addition, you will practice writing essays and learn the fine arts of conducting social scientific research. At the end of the premaster year, you can put your newly gained research skills and knowledge to good use when you write your final paper, a bachelor’s thesis. 

The premaster Media Studies in Rotterdam

The premaster programme for the Master Media Studies in Rotterdam is a highly intensive one-year course preparing you for the Master’s programme Media, Culture & Society. You will learn about statistics and acquire academic skills, write a large number of essays and, to top it all off, conduct independent research. Clearly, we expect a lot of you. But your efforts will be rewarded when you can start the Master’s programme in the following year.