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Digital Society, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #121 (WUR) Maastricht, Netherlands
The Digital Society bachelor’s programme from Maastricht University will provide you with tools to better understand the history of the digital revolution and the impact of digitalisation on today’s society, culture and politics so that you can play an effective role in shaping the digital transformations of tomorrow.
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Overview

Are you interested in understanding how digital technologies are changing the world? Are you eager to develop knowledge and skills to ensure that digital technologies result in good outcomes for different social groups? 

Are you open to various disciplinary perspectives and willing to learn how to combine them? Then the new bachelor’s programme in Digital Society from Maastricht University might be right for you.

Careers

This degree will open up a wide variety of career paths to you when you graduate. Virtually all employment sectors are affected by digital transformations and need people who fully understand the potential opportunities and consequences of digitalisation for individuals, communities, nations and the world. The interdisciplinarity of the programme will allow you to communicate this knowledge to people of all backgrounds within an organisation. 

This would make you particularly suited for the following types of jobs:

  • marketing coordinator
  • advertising account manager
  • digital strategy manager
  • social media account manager
  • social media strategist
  • online community manager
  • digital journalist
  • digital curator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Diagnostic Test: English Language 
  • Making Your Own Online Presence
  • Mentor Scheme
  • Surveillance Society 
  • What is (a) Digital Society?
  • Digitalisation and Politics 
  • ICT Revolutions: Continuity and Change 
  • Using Digital Sources
  • Digital Cultures 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • VWO diploma or an international equivalent
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English proficiency
  • A recent passport picture
  • A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card
  • A copy of your most recent list of grades and a copy of your diploma if you have obtained it.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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