Why study Film and Photographic Studies at Leiden University?
This one-year master’s programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ‘lens-based’ media: photography, film and video. Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a related field or relevant professional experience, this programme offers excellent preparation for a career in cinema, photography or media art.
Create a world of opportunities with a master's degree from Leiden University
Some of the positions of our alumni include:
- Programmer of a film festival
- Assistant curator
- Photography editor at a photography magazine
- Co-ordinator of photo editing and editor at a press office
- Desk editor at an academic publishing house
- Project officer for digital education at a Dutch university
- Freelance photographer and curator
- Freelance photo editor, researcher and producer
- Project manager for graphics and communications at a media company
- Freelance (image/video) editor
- Freelance image editor at a commercial television station
- Creative director at a photography festival foundation
- Owner of a company producing films and videos
More informationVisit official programme website
- Media, Art and Theory
- Topical Debates on Photography in Historical Perspective
- Curating Film and Video
- Editorial and Curatorial Training Programme
- Contemporary Theories of Film
- 12 months
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Media Management Media Studies & Mass Media View 9 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university (in the specialisation) in Film and Literary Studies: Film Studies; Art History, Culture Studies, Visual Anthropology or Media Studies (especially film or photography).
- Holders of a comparable bachelor’s degree from a research university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements for such a degree, may also be granted admission.
- Completed the pre-master's / bridging programme.
- You should have knowledge of and insight into analysis of film, photography and/or video comparable with those acquired upon completing one of the bachelor's programmes referred to above.
International18300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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