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Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts
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The study programme in a nutshell

The research master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts teaches you how social scientific research creates knowledge, and how you may design and conduct your own empirical research. The curriculum consists of theoretical courses, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodological training. You will put your knowledge and research skills into practice in a mandatory research traineeship, in which you get the opportunity to assist an experienced scholar and work on a real-life research project. Through an international exchange in your second year, you get the opportunity to further broaden your knowledge, and expand your international network.

Once you graduate you will have:

  • In-depth knowledge of the main theoretical insights and current debates in the sociology of culture, media and the arts;
  • a solid grasp of the latest research and state-of-the-art methods in the field;
  • a practical understanding of how research creates knowledge in the social sciences;
  • the ability to apply social-scientific knowledge and research skills in new or multidisciplinary settings;
  • a sound basis for pursuing a PhD position or any other research oriented job outside academia.
Research master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts by dr. Sanne Opree

Research master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts by dr. Sanne Opree

Course overview

Below you can view the programme of the Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts for this year. Please note that Electives and Research Workshop have limited spots available. The content, themes and scheduling of seminars and workshops is subject to change and may vary in subsequent academic years.

Year 1

Term 1

Course code: CS5001

Workload: 5EC

Course code: CS5002

Student workload: 5EC

Course code: CS5003

Student workload: 5EC

Term 2

Course code: CS5010

Student workload: 5EC

Course code: CS5005

Student workload: 5EC

Note: available Research Workshops may differ per academic year.

Television AudiencesCM43515 EC
Vigilant Audiences, Visibility and ReputationCM4252
Media & MigrationCM4254
Creative Production: How it's MadeCM4352
Social Media UseCM4353
Researching Cultural TourismCC4204
Production Cultures in the Streaming IndustriesCM4356 

Term 3

Course code: CS5009

Student workload: 5 EC

Course code: CS5007

Student workload: 5 EC

Term 3-4

Course code: CS5016

Workload: 2,5 EC

Term 4

Course code: CS5008

Student workload: 15EC

Year 2

Term 1-2

Student workload: 20 EC

Term 3

Roaming the Digital World: Data Analytics for Business & Society (CM4104, 5 EC)

Term 3-4

Course code: CS5017

Student workload: 2,5 EC

Course code: CS5050

Student workload: 25 EC

Course code: CS5021

Student workload: 5 EC

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