In this specialization you will study something that has profoundly changed our society: the digital media. You will learn how the digital media impact our personal and professional lives in a number of domains. Some of the questions you will address are:
- How can we optimize our use of the digital media in our work environment?
- How do we distinguish fact from fiction when we read or watch the news?
- How can we best design online learning environments?
Some of the skills you will acquire are experience sampling, text mining, and learning analytics.
This track prepares you for a position in industry, consultancy, and research. You will acquire knowledge and skills that are in high demand in our current society. The track is interdisciplinary as it combines insights from industrial and organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, and educational psychology.
This Psychology of the Digital Media course at Erasmus University Rotterdam prepares students for positions such as data scientist, content manager, trainee social media, educational designer, and academic researcher.
Multinationals are interested in students who can analyze behavior, possess presentation skills, and have some programming experience. In the academic field, students can find positions in various areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, educational, industrial and organisational) and related fields.
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- Digital Media @ Work
- Practical: experience sampling
- Cognition in the Digital Age
- Practical: text-mining of digital media
- Online Learning
- Practical: Learning analytics & the design of online learning
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences Media Studies & Mass Media View 41 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Depending on the specialisation you wish to apply for, you are eligible for admission to the programme if you have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree (comparable to the Dutch academic level according to the standards of the Dutch Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic)) from a research university. Some examples of relevant bachelor programmes are:
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Cognition, Language and Communication
You are also expected to have obtained at least:
- 15 ECTS in courses related to the preferred field of your specialisation;
- At least 15 ECTS in statistics courses and at least basic SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) skills.
International15500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Rotterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
For the applicants of the various degree programmes of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam the following funding possibilities are available:
- Holland Scholarship for excellent non-EEA applicants
- L-EARN for impact Scholarship
- Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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