Media Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English, Dutch (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #67 (WUR) ,
The MA Media Studies consists of four different programmes in the fields of Journalism and New Media (Dutch taught), Book and Digital Media Studies, Film and Photographic Studies and Comparative Literature and Literary Theory.

About

Specialisations

  • Book and Digital Media Studies (MA)
  • Comparative Literature and Literary Theory (MA)
  • Film and Photographic Studies (MA)
  • Journalism and New Media (MA)
Choose from four interdisciplinary specialisations

Media Studies offers four specialisations. Each specialisation explores a different medium in-depth, including how it interrelates with other media forms. You will also get the opportunity to investigate the roots of this relatively new academic 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.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

  • Book and Digital Media Studies: focuses on the dynamic process of the transmission of knowledge and information through analogue and digital media.
  • Comparative Literature and Literary Theory: is devoted to the study of literature from a comparative and theoretical perspective.
  • Film and Photographic Studies: offers you a challenging academic study in the field of ‘lens-based’ media, comprising photography, film and video.
  • Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media (taught in Dutch): provides you with strong editorial skills, a journalistic attitude and a strong academic background.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Dutch
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 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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