MA Media Studies

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Program Description

The master's programme in Media Studies at Leiden University combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience to create an ideal launch-pad for a career in literature, film, photography or journalism.

Choose from four interdisciplinary specialisations

The Master in Media Studies programme at Leiden University has four specialisations, each of which considers different forms of the media, and how these inter-relate. You will study the media from a broad perspective, from literature, film and photography to the new media. This breadth will give you ample opportunity to create cross-connections between the different specialisations.

  • Book and Digital Media Studies
  • Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory
  • Film and Photographic Studies
  • Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media

All of our Media Studies master's programmes offer you the opportunity to explore present-day media forms and how these are related to one another, while at the same time investigating the roots of this relatively new field.

An individual approach to learning

At Leiden University, you will learn from acclaimed scholars with expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Our lecturers are dedicated to ensuring you reach your goals during your studies. At Leiden, you also have world-class resources at your fingertips, from famous collections of original manuscripts and periodicals to one of the Netherland’s oldest photo collections.

Applying ideas in practice

Learning at Leiden University goes well beyond the classroom. The Media Studies programmes provide ample opportunity for you to apply ideas in practice throughout the programme. You will have the opportunity to take part in projects assigned by external organisations (such as Facebook or other media).

You may work as an intern at a landmark institution such as New York's International Center of Photography. Or you can network with artists, critics and curators during field trips to famous museums and institutions such as the seventeenth-century Bibliotheca Thysiana and the Antwerp Museum Plantin-Moretus. By the time you graduate, you will have acquired both practical experience and a rich portfolio of work to show prospective employees.

Specialisations

  • Book and Digital Media Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
  • Film and Photographic Studies
  • Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media (Dutch)

All of our Media Studies master's programmes offer you the opportunity to explore present-day media forms and how these are related to one another, while at the same time investigating the roots of this relatively new field.

Admission and Application

We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in Media Studies. Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/media-studies/admission-and-application

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you. We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose! Read less
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