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Media Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) Leiden, Netherlands
The MA Media Studies at Leiden University 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 Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory.
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Overview

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.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.

Media Studies at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Media Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Career prospects

  • The master’s programme in Media Studies provides you with an outstanding launch-pad for a professional role in the media. Our graduates are known for their combination of hands-on practical knowledge and a broad, critical and multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving.
  • Your master's programme will qualify you for various roles in the media, cultural organisations and government institutions, depending on the specialisation you have chosen. You will also be qualified to continue in academic research and may be able to apply for a PhD programme.

Programme Structure

Specialisations

  • Book and Digital Media Studies (MA)
  • Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory (MA)
  • Film and Photographic Studies (MA)
  • Journalism and New Media (MA)

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

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 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

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