Entry requirements

Television and Cross-Media Culture

The Master's programme Television and Cross-Media Culture is open for application to all students with:

A university Bachelor’s diploma

The Master’s in Television and Cross-Media Culture is open for application to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or another accredited university, in:

  • Media and Culture
  • 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).

Hbo-bachelor not eligible

It is not possible to apply to this programme with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (hbo). We do not offer a preparatory programme (schakelprogramma) for this MA.

Student profile

You will be considered for admission to the Master’s programme if you have a Bachelor’s degree in one of the aforementioned fields of study and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight and skills:

  • Basic demonstrable academic knowledge in the field of Media and Culture. If you do not have a substantial amount of credits/academic knowledge related to the field of study you will not be admitted. 
  • Good research skills at Bachelor’s level. You are able to conduct research independently (i.e. collecting material, applying theory, and writing a thesis).
  • A desire to contribute eagerly and critically to the academic and interdisciplinary environment of our Graduate School, demonstrated in a convincing motivation letter in which you explain why you think you can successfully finalise this specific programme. 

Selection procedure: Career Oriented Specialisation

For Dutch speaking students there is a Career Oriented Specialisation, see:

Grade average

If you wish to apply for this MA programme, we recommend you have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 7.0 (Dutch educational system). 
An indication of how this grade may be compared to grading systems in other countries is the following: 

  • B/3.0 (American system)
  • 2.1 (an upper second class degree in the British system)
  • C (ECTS-system)

English language requirements

New Master's students should be able to speak, read, write and understand English at advanced academic level. Please carefully check whether you already meet the English language requirements or whether you may need to arrange to take an official English language test.


Published by  Graduate School of Humanities

13 February 2018