Pre-master Media Studies

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. 

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’s, you will have all the knowledge you will need to meet the requirements of the Media & Business, the Media & Creative Industries or 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. Read more about the premaster's curriculum.

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 & Business, Media & Creative Industries, or 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.

Curious about the study programme? 

On this page you can view the study schedule of the Premaster Media Studies.