• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Why study Book and Digital Media Studies at Leiden University?

Throughout the well-rounded core-curriculum of Book and Digital Media Studies, you are encouraged to put your acquired knowledge and skills into practice: in the on-site study of medieval and early-modern printed books, in using programming languages such as XML and Perl, or in engaging in round table discussions with stakeholders in the book industry. The core courses are complemented by a wide range of electives.

The programme offers four specialisations:

  • Digital Access to Cultural Heritage
  • History of the book
  • Publishing Studies
  • Digital Text and Data Processing

Careers

Graduates of the master in Book and Digital Media Studies leave with a well-developed knowledge of the history, theory and practice of textual transmission via manuscript, print and digital media.

Our alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers in a wide range of fields, including all branches of the book trade, libraries, the cultural heritage sector and the knowledge industry. They have also found employment as antiquarians, booksellers, librarians, curators, and project managers for publishing companies.

Some of the positions of our graduates include:

  • Account manager at a publishing house
  • Project officer at a governmental agency specialising in cultural heritage
  • PhD candidate at a university in the United Kingdom
  • Project manager at a university library
  • Desktop publishing editor at a publishing house
  • Technical marketing coordinator at a publishing house
  • Communications officer and author on company history at a multinational publishing group

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History of the Book
  • Publishing Studies
  • Digital Access to Cultural Heritage
  • Digital Text and Data Processing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Entry requirements for all students:
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants should have completed components at the bachelor’s level equivalent to at least 30 EC in the field of Book Studies with comparable content and course objectives.
  • Elementary knowledge and understanding of the most important cultural and historical developments in Europe at academic bachelor’s level in the humanities
  • Skills in the of use library information systems

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          17500 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 17500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • EU/EEA

          2083 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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        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

        Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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