Each year is divided into two semesters, running from September until January and from February until June. A semester is divided into two study periods (blocks). Students will take three courses (of 5 EC each) per study period. A detailed description of courses can be found here.
The programme consists of two semesters of two study periods each, for a total of 60 EC, scheduled as follows:
- 30 EC of theoretical training and acquisition of knowledge and insights in the field of new media and digital culture, especially around three profiles (mobile/urban, the ludic/games, and the software/data) to be obtained in four courses with group discussions, oral presentations, and writing assignments.
- 15 EC in the form of an MA Thesis. The thesis consists of a scholarly text in which you are expected to contribute, on the basis of independent research, to a debate within the field of new media and digital culture. You are free to choose your own research subject, but are bound to the academic theories and methods in which you were trained.
- 15 EC of practical application of theory and method plus gaining real-life experience in the form of a research internship.