Education for RMa-students
About our programme
RMeS offers research master-students in Media Studies a comprehensive educational programme, which combines broad overviews of our field with in-depth research and methodological approaches. Students will become familiar with current theory and research in Media Studies and related fields and with the various approaches that are and can be practiced. Furthermore, by participating in the program RMa-students will be able to meet national and international experts in our field, as well as fellow RMa-students and PhD researchers. Becoming a member of RMeS therefore offers you the possibility of creating an extended network in the field of Media Studies.
Read more about becoming a RMa-member of RMeS here.
RMeS offers RMa-students a core curriculum consisting of
- Summer school, 5 EC
- Spring course Trending Topics, 6 EC
In addition, RMa-students are invited to participate in
- Tutorials, 6 EC
- Master classes, lectures, and additional courses (usually offered for 1 to 3 EC)
RMa students who are members of RMeS can participate free of charge in the educational programme for up to 12 EC in two years. After successfully participating in a course, master class, lecture, etc., the student will receive a certificate from RMeS, which can be exchanged for credit at the local Graduate School.
Access to courses or master classes for students who are not members of RMeS is only possible in exceptional cases and will not be free of charge. The coordinator and course manager will decide per case if individual request can be honoured.
Research master course
The research master course Trending Topics has been specially developed for research master students.
Tutorials are intensive courses for limited groups, focused on one topic.
The summer school is a yearly event, each time taking place at a different university participating in RMeS. Each year the summer school focusses on a different topic, and often it is combined with a national or international conference. In 2016 RMeS organised a summer school on “Datafied Media Historiography” at Utrecht University. In 2015 the summer school was hosted by Leiden University. It was focused upon “Transmedia Storytelling”.
Master classes, lectures and additional courses
Every year RMeS offers various master classes, lectures, seminars and/or additional courses. Usually these are 1 ECTS, occasionally 2 or 3 ECTS. Sometimes these events are offered in partnerships with other research schools or departments of various universities. Often the amount of participants is limited and registration is required. Active participation and fulfillments of all requirements and assignments is necessary to receive a certificate of credit(s).
Master classes are one-day events featuring national or international scholars of fame.
For 2016-2017 Research school RMeS offers research master students the following programme:
- RMa Course Trending Topics
- Summer School 2017 – Maastricht University
and several master classes and workshops, including:
- Exposing Comics
- Prof. Paddy Scannell
- Prof. Amanda Lotz
University of Amsterdam
- Non-theatrical Film
- Watching it Play (Out)
- The University as Media Assemblage
Over the course of 2016 we will upload more information about our programme. Please check back here regularly.