Social Media and Society

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Why do some posts go viral on social media and others do not? How can social media analysis be used in business and policy decisions? How do platforms like Facebook change how we live and do business?

locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 90 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur18 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60831
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

Important information for prospective students starting a BA or MA programme in September 2020.

This MA programme offers a critical exploration of social media within contemporary networked societies and trains students to work with (big) data in a responsible way. Social media have changed the fabric of everyday life and society. This has had important implications for how we inform ourselves, with whom we connect and in which ways, how we organize our daily lives, and how we perform as citizens. Knowledge of the ways these quickly emerging communication infrastructures are fundamentally transforming society is indispensable. At a time when intensive data-gathering and analysis is key for companies and governments, this MA programme’s theoretical approach to social media and their data-driven impact on society helps students in understanding and reflecting on critical issues in order to respond to current societal transformations. From a practical perspective, students are trained to investigate social media data in the context of social, political and economic change.

Waarom aan de RUG?

This programme trains you to critically engage with the profound societal changes that social media bring about, with hands-on experience with analysis of social media data. The internship familiarizes yourself with the job market and kick-starts your career. Acquired skills include:
  • Cutting-edge knowledge of social media
  • Social media analysis
  • Profound insights in social media use
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Social media management skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills

Studieprogramma

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1e jaar
periode
123456
Transformations in the Digital Society
5 EC
Network Theory
5 EC
Multimodal Discourse Analysis keuzevak
5 EC
Statistics with R keuzevak
5 EC
Social Media Analysis
5 EC
Platform Studies
5 EC
Conceptualizing Media Use
5 EC
Capturing Media Use keuzevak
5 EC
Connectivity: Contemporary Debates
5 EC
Research Seminar SMS
10 EC
Media Policy and Regulation keuzevak
5 EC
Data for Society: Civic Media keuzevak
5 EC
Thesis Lab
5 EC
Story Lab keuzevak
5 EC
Start-up Lab keuzevak
5 EC
2e jaar
periode
123456
Thesis SMS afstuderen
15 EC
Internship stage
15 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13500

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Note: it's not possible to start in February. For more information, please contact the study advisor.
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Additional requirements English (also for pre-master applicants): A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180. If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

vooropleiding
Students with a BA degree from a University for Applied Sciences (HBO) cannot apply directly for the MA Media Studies track in Social Media & Society. You will need to do a pre-master first. Please contact admission.mediastudies@rug.nl for more information on how to proceed.

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale 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

studentaantallen

105 studenten volgen deze opleiding
56% daarvan is vrouw
7 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
71% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

MESA
MESA is the study association of the bachelor and master programs of Media Studies. The association aims to help the cultural and academic growth of its members as well as improve contact between them. Additionally, the association plays a vital role in promoting and introducing the bachelor to both new and prospective students.
MESA is comprised of various committees, each with their own objectives to help us achieve our goals. Numerous events are organized all year round such as the first years introduction camp, parties, trips, excursions and debates amongst other things and offers services such as high-quality summaries.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Marleen van Dijk
I am a student representative in the program committee of the bachelor and master programs of Media Studies

I am Marleen van Dijk, a 22-year-old Social Media and Society student. Within the university, I am also a student representative in the program committee of the bachelor and master programs of Media Studies. Besides that, I like to spend my spare time with friends or hobbies, such as photography, reading and making music.In 2019, I finished my bachelor Media Studies, at the University of Groningen. During this bachelor, my interest in media, and more specifically social media, further expanded...
When the university announced that 3 new tracks within the Media Studies masters would start, I have not doubted a single second between the different tracks. Furthermore, the international character of this study is really instructive and interesting. Read more about Marleen van Dijk and why she chose to study Social Media and Society in Groningen!Questions? Send Marleen an e-mail!


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/7 RUG
Social Media and Society
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/7 RUG
Media Creation and Innovation
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/7 RUG
Mediastudies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
33 eerstejaars
63% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
4/7 RUG
Journalism (English taught)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/7 RUG
Journalistiek (NL)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
90% Nederlandstalig
10% Engelstalig
6/7 RUG
Datafication and Digital Literacy
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/7 Amsterdam UVA
Journalistiek en media
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Students who finish this MA degree have:
  • A thorough understanding of the societal implications of the emerging social media ecology for democracy, social cohesion and the economy
  • Strong analytical, methodological and professional skills that allows them to design and conduct critical research into social media, networks and their implications for society and to computationally collect, analyze, visualize and re-use social media data to study online behaviour and content on a large scale

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

This track leads to positions in data analysis, market research, marketing, communication and public relations, consultancy, entrepreneurship, policy advice.

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Contact

Erika Kastelein MA

study advisor

Admission Office
T: +31-(0)50 363 8976
W: Admission Office
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.