M.Sc. On Campus

Digital Media in Human Development

12 months
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Digital media are everywhere and are therefore a major part of our lives and the lives of our children. The new Digital Media in Human Development MSc programme at Leiden University focuses on the opportunities and challenges of digital media in child rearing and education.


It is impossible to imagine life today without new media. This Digital Media in Human Development MSc programme at Leiden University distinguishes itself from other programmes in the field of digital media by paying explicit attention to the role of digital media in child rearing, education and the treatment of problems, and how digital media influence child development.

Child rearing and instruction are changing under the influence of digital media, that is characterized by rapid developments in applications for computers, mobile telephony, handhelds, virtual reality, internet, MOOCs, serious gaming and other digital devices and techniques.

Given the new opportunities offered by digital media, but also the inherent dangers and risks, it is essential to equip students who will be taking up practical, policy oriented and scientific positions in this field with evidence based knowledge.


  • An important part of the master specialisation Digital Media in Human Development is the internship. 
  • The internship is either practical – schools, companies, publishers of books and teaching methods, gaming industry, staff development, etc. – or a research internship. 
  • You learn to apply your scientifical knowledge and academic skills in a realistic working environment and to operate independently and responsibly in an organization. 
  • During your internship you develop your skills in practice or in scientific research.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of four courses on the following subjects:
  • Digital media in the family: opportunities and challenges
  • Learning in a digital environment
  • Remedial teaching through digital media
  • Psychopathology and on-line therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Holders of one of the following degrees may be admitted to one of the specialisations of the programme:

  • a Bachelor’s degree Pedagogische Wetenschappen from Leiden University;
  • a research (i.e. not a professional) Bachelor’s degree programme in the field of Education and Child Studies, provided this programme contains (1) at least 20 ec in research methods and statistics of social and behavioral sciences and the use of data analyse software, and (2) at least 60 ec in Education and Child or Education and Child Studies relevant subjects.
  • Also admitted may be those who have successfully completed the Pre-master’s programme Pedagogische Wetenschappen (taught in Dutch) from Leiden University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

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.


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