M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Sciences - Digital Media and Society

KU Leuven

12 months
3900 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
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The international Master of Communication Sciences - Digital Media and Society at KU Leuven provides a one-year master programme in which you will study the nature, effect and meaning of digital media from a social scientific perspective.


KU Leuven's Master of Communication Sciences: Digital Media and Society is a research-based programme that focusses on the way digital media shape the societal domains of personal identity and wellbeing, culture and community, politics and policies, business and marketing. It prepares its students for successful careers as researchers in academia, jobs in marketing or in digital media companies.

The Master of Communication Sciences - Digital Media and Society at KU Leuven is carried out by internationally engaged academics who are at the forefront of research in the field of digital media and communication sciences. The programme consists of 60 ECTS credits and provides you with the theoretical and methodological skills to study the nature, effects and meanings of digital media. It brings variation in topics and teaching methods by offering theoretical courses, interactive master classes, exercises in research design and digital methods, and a master thesis. Furthermore, it offers you the opportunity to complete your curriculum with an internship or with elective courses, allowing you to build your personal digital communication expertise.

Career opportunities

Digital Media and Society graduates have gained knowledge and insight into the nature, effects and meanings of digital media. They have learned how to do empirical research and to report on their findings in academic papers and policy reports. Based on their expertise, they are able to develop evidence-based communication strategies. Given the sheer omnipresence of digital media in contemporary organisations, alumni of the master in Digital Media and Society have ample opportunities for interesting jobs in numerous areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Production and Consumption of Digital Media: Theory and Application    

  • Psychology of Social Media    

  • Human-Computer Interaction    

  •  Digital Marketing

  • Media and Design  

  •  Media and Crisis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For students with a degree obtained in and outside the EEA

  • Diploma(s) and transcripts of academic records (if you are still studying at the time of your application, you are requested to upload the provisional transcripts of your current studies to your application)
  • Translation of diploma(s) and transcripts (if the documents are not in English, French, Dutch or German, they should be translated by a registered translator)•  
  • An English translation of the content of courses that touch on social science research methodology
  • English Proficiency Certificate 
  • Copy of your national ID card
  • Letter of Motivation (one-page letter motivating your interest in the programme) and CV
  •   A research paper, proving you have a firm grasp of social science theory, social science methodology and academic writing. This can be a research paper written during previous studies. It should include a review of academic literature and a discussion of methodology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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