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Book and Digital Media Studies (MA)

The master’s programme in Book and Digital Media Studies introduces you to the history of the written and printed word, and to theories and practices of publishing as well as textual media.

Put your knowledge into practice

Throughout the well-rounded core-curriculum of Book and Digital Media Studies, you are encouraged to put your acquired knowledge and skills into practice: in the on-site study of medieval and early-modern printed books, in using programming languages such as XML and Perl, or in engaging in round table discussions with stakeholders in the book industry. The core courses are complemented by a wide range of electives.

Benefit from internship opportunities

Major publishers, for example Brill and Elsevier, and book heritage institutions, such as the National Library of the Netherlands, Leiden University Library and Museum Meermanno (Museum of the Book) foster internship opportunities. The programme also organises regular off-campus activities, including excursions to the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp.

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