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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.
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).
This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:
Degree & diploma
Master of Arts in Media Studies
Tuition & fees
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Services & Facilities
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Location & accommodation
Leiden, the Netherlands
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