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MA Media Studies

Leiden University
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)

Program description

media student

Earn an MA in Media Studies at Leiden University

The master’s program in media studies at Leiden University has four specializations, each of which considers the different forms of the media, and how these inter-relate.


  • Book and Digital Media Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
  • Film and Photographic Studies
  • Journalism and New Media

What you'll get:

  • Study the media from a broad perspective, from literature, film and photography to the new media. This breadth will give you ample opportunity to create cross-connections between the different specialisations.
  • Explore present-day media formsand how these are related to one another, while at the same time investigating the roots of this relatively new field.

Admission requirements

The specifics depend upon the specialisation, but in general:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree, including the General Academic Skills.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE); for the ‘writing’ and ‘reading’ components a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 25 is required).

Tuition fees



Master of Arts in Media Studies

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Leiden University

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Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...

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Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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