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Media Studies (MA)

The MA Media Studies 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.

Why study Media Studies at Leiden University?

Media Studies offers four specialisations. Each specialisation explores a different medium in-depth, including how it interrelates with other media forms. Learning at Leiden University goes well beyond the classroom. The Media Studies programmes provide ample opportunity for you to apply ideas in practice throughout the programme. You will have the opportunity to take part in projects assigned by external organisations. You may work as an intern at a landmark institution such as New York's International Center of Photography, you can network with artists, critics and curators during field trips to famous museums and institutions such as the seventeenth-century Bibliotheca Thysiana and the Antwerp Museum Plantin-Moretus, or you can do an internship with a Dutch news agency such as Volkskrant or NOS. By the time you graduate, you will have acquired both practical experience and a rich portfolio of work to show prospective employees.

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What are your career prospects?

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.

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Is Media Studies the programme for you?

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