Media Studies

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

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Deze opleiding

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Stay tuned to changes in the media. Track developments in the sector, explore its pervasive impact and clout, and launch a top-flight career in a professional field or research.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

Erasmus University is a top-rated university with a strong international outlook in a modern, cosmopolitan city. Our master in Media Studies focuses on a vital and rewarding field of study, that will help you understand contemporary global society. Your knowledge of new digital technologies, globalisation, culture and business provides an excellent basis to jump-start your professional career.

In this programme, you explore the internationalisation of media and communications, and learn to understand the role of cultural, economic and political developments. You are trained to grasp and respond to complex problems in media, business, culture and society, and to start a career in research or in any of a number of fields in the public or private sector such as management, marketing, public relations, journalism or consultancy.

Master in Media studies offers the following specialisations:

  • Digitalisation, Surveillance & Societies
  • Media & Creative Industries
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • Media & Business

Waarom aan de Erasmus?

After your studies you will be able to critically analyse current developments and processes in the media. You will also know how to translate complex issues in scientific research into social and cultural aspects of the media, and adapt your insights and capacities creatively in the media sector and elsewhere.


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specialisatie Media, Culture & Society

The age of multimedia and increased global connectivity encourage social change and renewal, transforming the ways in which people and organizations think and act in all parts of the world.

Media represent a growing economic power, while they also have a pervasive influence on how people and organisations think and act in different contexts. The media sector has changed immensely in recent decades due to digitalisation and internationalisation, but also as a result of social, cultural, economic, and political developments.

The omnipresence of media in our society has led to a growing demand for academically trained media experts who have a firm grasp of, and who can respond to, complex developments and problems in the media sector, as well as media-related issues in society.

The Media, Culture & Society programme allows you to dive into the organisation and development of various media sectors as well as the social and cultural impacts of media.

specialisatie Media & Business

The digital revolution and globalization have transformed the media business and other industries. New business models have been developed and all kinds of new products and services have emerged.

Are you entrepreneurial and creative enough to meet the ever-changing and increasingly diverse demands of today's media and communication professions? Put yourself to the test in this engaging and entrepreneurial programme and explore how new media have transformed the media business and other international industries.

The programme explores developments, trends and ways in which media firms and other companies adapt to altering business conditions and new models of communication and business.

Students will use state-of-the-art theory and by working on real cases for companies you will learn to trace and analyse the fast paced technological and organisational changes in the media business. You will dive into the multiple challenges faced by companies, entrepreneurs and policymakers in the media industries and other business fields. By exploring the impact of new media technologies on existent business models as well as their innovative potential you will stand out amongst your peers in the labour market.

specialisatie Media & Creative Industries

This programme focuses on the workings of the media and creative industries, and it also addresses the cultural significance of the media and creative industries for society.

Music, movies, TV programmes, social media, magazines, books, games, vlogs, apps, advertisements, commercials, brand logos. People are in contact with products of the media and creative industries all the time. The industries creating and disseminating these products are not just economically increasingly important, they also have a wide-ranging cultural impact. The media and creative industries have greatly transformed in recent years, due to digitalization, internationalization, and economies of scale, but also under the influence of socio-cultural, political and economic developments.

The Media & Creative Industries programme covers current issues in organization, policies, production, management, marketing and distribution of media companies and creative industries, paying due attention to the impact of digitalization and digital media and the role of audiences.

The programme meets the growing demand for academically trained media and creative industry experts who are able to respond effectively and inventively to changing conditions, complex issues, and new opportunities for media and creative enterprises.

specialisatie Digitalisation, Surveillance & Societies

Explore the expansion of surveillance technologies

Are you interested in timely social and political issues, such as the expansion of surveillance technologies in various sectors? What is the impact of the expansion of surveillance technologies on our privacy? What does it mean to be a 'digital citizen'? Would you like to explore these questions? This innovative master offers you the opportunity to do so, in a truly international classroom within one of Europe's most diverse and multicultural cities.


taal van onderwijs100% en
lecture, seminar, tutorial, working group, workshop

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 15 mei 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11900

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend



You have basic knowledge of the field of media and communication and social scientific research methods.

To be admitted, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • TOEFL ( (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum overall score of

100 in the internet based test,
250 in the computer-based test or
600 in the paper test.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0 (
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): grade B
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): grade A or B

If you have not yet taken any English test, we recommend that you take the IELTS or TOEFL.

You hold a university Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or the humanities. Applicants for Media & Business with a BSc in Business Administration are also admissible.


estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
342kamerhuur in Rotterdamrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1210totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


189 studenten volgen deze opleiding
75% daarvan is vrouw
47 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
74% daarvan is vrouw
25922 studenten aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Rotterdam

64957studenten studerend
26950studenten woonachtig   
€ 342gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
27 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/14 Erasmus
Media Studies - Eng
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
47 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/14 Erasmus
Media Studies - NL
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
47 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
3/14 Erasmus
Media Studies - NL
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
4/14 Universiteit Leiden
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
93% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
5/14 Universiteit Leiden
Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
93% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
6/14 Universiteit Leiden
Film and Photographic Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
93% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/14 Universiteit Leiden
Literature and Theory
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
93% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/14 Universiteit Leiden
Book and Digital Media Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
93% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/14 Maastricht University
Digital Cultures
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
19 eerstejaars
78% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/14 UU
Film- en televisiewetenschap
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
22 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
11/14 UU
New Media and Digital Culture
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
27 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/14 Amsterdam UVA
New Media and Digital Culture
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
60 eerstejaars
63% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/14 Amsterdam UVA
Television and Cross-Media Culture
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
60 eerstejaars
63% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/14 Amsterdam UVA
Film Studies
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
60 eerstejaars
63% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
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In 2015 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Media Studies aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam is beoordeeld door 38 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduating the Master Media Studies you are a professional who can come to work in a wide range of positions in the media sector and other industries.
Digitalisation, Surveillance & Societies graduates are widely employable professionals with excellent career opportunities. Given the timely and interdisciplinary focus of this master, it will enrich the profile of those pursuing careers in areas such as law, journalism and policy work.

Media, Culture & Society graduates fulfil management, marketing, and public relations functions in the media sector, the creative industries or the art world. Others work as editors, journalists, or producers in media or have a career as policymakers or consultants.

Media & Business graduates are up for jobs such as media analyst, communications adviser, marketer, media planner, product/brand manager, and policymaker. It also provides a solid base if you aim to start your own business, carry out applied media and communications research, or pursue a career in media production.

Media & Creative Industries graduates work in a variety of management, marketing, consultancy and public relations positions in the media, creative industries and beyond. It also offers a strong foundation if you aim to start a business, carry out media and market research, or pursue a career in media production.

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