Film and Television Cultures, M.A. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
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Film and Television Cultures

12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In this Master’s programme in Film and Television Cultures at Utrecht University you will explore our dynamic media worlds and learn to think critically about changing industries, technologies and cultures.


The starting point of this Master’s programme in Film and Television Cultures at Utrecht University is a strong believe that one needs to combine cultural perspectives with sector-based knowledge of the media industries in order to fully understand dynamic media worlds and prepare oneself for a career therein.

You will take courses that provide you with a critical grounding and conceptual understanding of film and television cultures and engage with media organisations and professionals to learn about current debates and trends. Moreover, you will gain knowledge on the ways in which culture and industry influence each other.


Positions obtained by our graduates include both creative and executive jobs. Graduates also find their way in policy and education functions and work for funding agencies.  In addition, as alumnus/a in Film and Television Cultures you will be well equipped to pursue positions that involve research and/or analytical thinking.  

Graduates have multiple career opportunities, such as in:

  • Media production and broadcasting
  • Distribution and content aggregation
  • Exhibition, curation and programming
  • Education and media literacy
  • Policy and management
  • Media archives and museums
  • Cultural funding

Programme Structure

  • In study period 1 you take two (compulsory) core courses: ‘Texts and Meaning’ and ‘Practices and Power’. In these courses you deepen your knowledge of contemporary film and television cultures. You will gain advanced skills in analysing media content and study the multifaceted landscape of media production and distribution. Both courses engage with theory to further develop your understanding of media texts and industry practices.
  • In the research labs you train your critical and analytical skills. In study period 1 you follow the film and television cultures research lab that is connected to the core courses. In study period 2 you continue honing your research skills and write an individual research proposal. 

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

This is a selective Master’s. You will be considered for admission to the Film and Television Cultures programme if you have a Bachelor's degree from a Dutch university (or international equivalent) and can demonstrate the following competences:

  • You have knowledge of theories and debates in the fields of Film Studies, Television Studies and/or Media and Cultural Studies, as evidenced by the courses you took in your Bachelor's programme (at least 30 EC in these fields at an advanced level), your study results and your writing sample.
  • You have knowledge of historical and current developments in film, television and the media and culture industries, as evidenced by your motivation statement and writing sample.
  • You have knowledge of research methods particular to the Humanities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 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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