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The Master's in Television and Cross-Media Culture is a one year programme that provides insight into television and new media by focusing on questions of cultural identities, visual styles, production cultures, agency and politics. You will learn how to provide well-informed, well-founded and practical criticism of television and cross-media culture.

Programme structure 

The Master's programme Television and Cross-Media Culture comprises 60 ECTS credits:

  • 42 credits for courses and electives
  • 18 credits for a Master's thesis.

Beroepsgeoriënteerde specialisatie

For Dutch-speaking students, we also offer a professional specialisation focusing on the Dutch media industry. Learn more at:

Beroepsgeoriënteerde specialisatie


The Master's thesis reports on research carried out under the supervision of an academic staff member involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser.

Detailed course information

For detailed course information, see:

UvA Course Catalogue: Television and Cross-Media Culture

Credit transfer

Students who show exceptional promise during the one-year Master's programme are encouraged to continue their studies in the two-year Research Master's in Media Studies. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their Research Master's degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.