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Film Studies (Media Studies)

University of Amsterdam

12 months
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16060 EUR/year
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The Film Studies (Media Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam approaches the study of film as a multi-faceted phenomenon, and trains students to critically and effectively engage with important shifts in film and cinema culture. 

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Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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