From celluloid to digital
The Film Studies (Media Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam is a unique one-year programme that offers a theoretically rigorous engagement with the field of film studies and visual culture. The programme approaches the study of film as a multi-faceted phenomenon, one that plays a vital and ever-changing role in contemporary digital media culture. Film Studies is situated within the internationally ranked Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, which brings together renowned scholars from a variety of media and theoretical perspectives.
The Master's in Film Studies prepares you for a broad range of career opportunities within the field of Media Studies
The job market
The Master's in Film Studies prepares students for a career in cultural institutions, education, arts administration, festival programming and media industries. Graduates can also opt to continue their studies in the Professional Master's programme Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image, the Research Master's programme Media Studies or the Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis, all of which are offered by the University of Amsterdam.
An academic career
Graduates can also go on to a PhD programme at the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining a two-year Research Master's programme. If you are passionate about research and show exceptional promise in the first semester of your Master’s programme, you may apply to switch into the Research Master’s programme.
- Film Research Seminar
- Film Theories
- Cinema Histories and Cultures
- Documentary Imagination
- Going Global: Globalisation and the Cultural Imaginary
- This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Media Studies & Mass Media View 40 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor’s degree from the UvA, or another accredited university in Film or a discipline in the Humanities related to Media Studies, or the Social Sciences with a strong focus on Media Studies as developed from a Humanities perspective, including media analyses, media practices, text and audience analysis (to be decided upon by the selection committee)
- English language requirements
International16060 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16060 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 Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Updated in the last year
Check the official programme website for potential updates.