Do you want to learn more about digital and social media, media use or journalism? Choose one of the five tracks of the MA Mediastudies. All tracks have a duration of a year and a half (90 ECTS).
Een gezonde samenleving heeft goede journalistiek nodig. Hoe en waarom is de journalistiek zo aan het veranderen? Hoe maak je zelf onafhankelijke, betrouwbare en boeiende journalistieke verhalen? In deze track word je opgeleid tot verslaggever en leer je kritisch denken over wat journalistiek inhoudt. Je ontwikkelt zowel praktische vaardigheden als academische kennis.
Voor de tracks Journalistiek en Journalism geldt een selectieprocedure.
Are you passionate about news and do you want to report and analyze current affairs? Do you want to know why journalism is transforming so quickly nowadays? This track trains students from diverse parts of the world to become international journalists, with in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Journalism Studies presented by journalism researchers and intensive training by experienced journalists, offering a solid foundation in the skills that are needed to succeed in journalism today.
For the track Journalism a selection procedure is in place.
Datafication and Digital Literacy
This MA track offers students the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge of the digital transformations that profoundly change society. If you are interested in digital media, how digitalization and datafication transform society, and how a digital literacy perspective helps you to apply knowledge about this transformation in a range of professions, this track is the right one for you.
In this MA track students explore how media are produced and (re-)used in a digital era. You study how new media technologies enable innovative formats and distinctive practices of media use, re-use and consumption. If you are interested in media creation and the way creativity and different forms of (digital) storytelling shape its practices, this track is the right one for you.
This MA track offers a critical exploration of social media within contemporary networked societies and trains students to work with (big) data in a responsible way. If you are interested in how social media transform society and want to learn how you can analyze social media data for research and professional purposes, this programme is the right one for you.
Video Journalist/Gallery Director
The internship I completed as part of my MA led directly to a job in journalism. After an intense year of studying and three months of work experience, my internship supervisor offered me a job as a Video Journalist. Since then, I have been promoted to Gallery Director, with creative control over my channel's live content.
Studying in Groningen prepared me for daily newsgathering – it taught me how to make news – and also to look critically at the media content others create. That’s important regardless of whether you want to work in Journalism Studies or journalism itself; you can’t get better at what you do without reflecting on the work of others.
Groningen’s the sort of place where other people will want to visit you. You won’t be able to keep your parents, friends or significant others away. I’ve got very fond memories of my time there, which was academically tough enough to keep me on my toes but relaxed enough to have a lot of fun.
I’m looking forward to getting more presenting experience, something that studying in Groningen gave me a real taste for. After a year looking at such varied topics, you learn what you want to do most.
Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Russia, India or Indonesia, starting a Master's programme at the Faculty of Arts? If so, you could qualify for the University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant, Faculty of Arts, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies.
Read more about the OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts.