M.A. Media Studies

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  • 12 months
  • EUR16000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
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Leiden University | Leiden, Netherlands
In this programme, you will study present-day media forms and explore how they are related to one another, while at the same time investigating the roots of this relatively new field.
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Description of Media Studies

In this programme, you will study present-day media forms and explore how they are related to one another, while at the same time investigating the roots of this relatively new field.

This one-year master's programme has four specialisations, each of which considers the different forms of media, and how they interrelate: Comparative Literature and Literary Theory; Book and Digital Media Studies; Film and Photographic Studies; Journalism and New Media. You will study the media from a broad perspective, which will give you ample opportunity to create cross-connections between the different specialisations.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October). Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 16000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015, March  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.

Specialities:

Book and Digital Media Studies:

This programme covers the entire history and present practice of textual transmission from manuscript to the internet.

Comparative Literature and Literary Theory:

This specialisation focuses on the study of literature from a comparative and theoretical perspective, covering a wide range of languages and cultures from around the world.

Film and Photographic Studies:

The specialisation covers the history and theory of film and photography within the broad context of visual and other media.

Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media:

This specialisation offers students the opportunity to develop a professional journalistic writing style, while acquiring a solid academic grounding. The programme is taught in Dutch.

Requirements for Media Studies

Knowledge minimum: See website www.unileidenmasters.nl

Previous education: BA degree in a relevant subject (see website www.unileidenmasters.nl for details)

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C2
  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL paper based: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

Work Experience for Media Studies

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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