The Master's Programme New Media & Digital Culture is part of the Master Media Studies. All New Media & Digital Culture Master courses are taught in English and consist of weekly meetings in which you discuss relevant literature, give presentations and work on your final paper. In addition there are individual meetings with teachers and fellow students. The programme lasts for one year and has a 60 EC study load.

Please refer to the Fact Sheet as a supplement to the student website and as a guide during your academic years.


  • The Course planner contains an overview of the courses in your study programme's exam requirements, including useful information about individual courses.
  • Below you will find a detailed description of your curriculum:
  • Compulsory courses (20 EC)
    • Research Lab 1: Situating Research
    • New Media Theories
    • The Ludification of Culture
    • Research Lab 2: Designing Research
  • Electives (10 EC)
    • The Datafied Society
    • Urban Mobile Media
    • Transmedia
    • Cultural Analytics

You can only start your graduation trajectory after you have successfully completed at least 25 EC from semester I.

Exam requirements

When you start this programme, you will be registered for its exam programme. This is a 'translation' of the exam requirements described in the Education and Examination Regulations.In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet the exam requirements.

Study Progress Report (SPR)

Your study progress report lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your study progress report in OSIRIS > tab Progress. See the example (pdf, in Ducth) for an explanation of the Study Progress Report.

If you wish to deviate from the curriculum, you must first ask your programme’s Board of Examiners for approval or exemption. In case your request is granted, the changes will be processed in OSIRIS and integrated into your exam programme and Study Progress Review.

In order to graduate, you will need to meet your programme's exam requirements as described in the Education and Examination Regulations. Based on these criteria and your Study Progress Review, the Board of Examiners determines whether you have graduated. The courses that are listed on your Study Progress Review will appear on the International Diploma Supplement (IDS), the attachment that you receive with your diploma. Note that courses listed under the heading ‘Results-Other’ are not part of the examination syllabus and do not appear on the IDS.

If you have questions about your Study Progress Review or find errors in it, contact the Student Desk Humanities.