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Media Technology (MSc)

The Media Technology master’s programme is the place where science and creativity meet. You are encouraged to formulate your own scientific questions and translate personal inspirations and curiosities into research projects.

Imani Dap


Imani Dap

Media Technology has allowed me to explore my own personal scientific interests within computer science while simultaneously pushing me out of my comfort zone by presenting interesting ideas from other academic fields. The courses often challenge you to use creative thinking, technology or a combination of both to gather and present scientific insights in unconventional ways. During the programme you acquire a deeper understanding of the scientific method and the general culture within different academic fields. Not so you can follow the rules, but break them properly instead.

Arianna Freni

Student (2nd year)

Arianna Freni

This master is very open to any field of previous Bachelor education. I already had a MSc’s in Animal Behaviour, but was really interested in merging this field with technology. Media Technology allows you to combine technology with any field and to extend your knowledge. I am really interested in learning new things, for example about Artificial Intelligence and other upcoming technologies. After my graduation, I hope to contribute to the dissemination of science, ideally by making animal documentaries.

Romy Koch

Student (2nd year)

Romy Koch

Media Technology is a great mix of art and technology. My BSc was in a very specific field, mostly focusing on web design. But this multidisciplinary programme allows me to explore a broad range of topics, like interaction design, robotics and physical computing, which are all very interesting to me.

What does this master’s programme entail?

In the Media Technology master’s programme we offer you a  place where students, artists and scientists do research by creating innovative solutions, inspired by results and principles of science. To achieve this, the curriculum focuses on creative exploration and on the understanding of science and technology. The programme encourages you to draw from the knowledge available throughout Leiden University and the ArtScience programme of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. After graduation you are prepared for any future career involving creative and critical thinking, and in particular prepares them for a future in scientific research.

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Why study Media Technology at Leiden University?

  • The programme's goal is to stimulate innovation and creativity in scientific research by innovative application of technology. 
  • Individual and group projects - in which you realise actual products – are important in the Media Technology MSc programme. It may result in a scientific paper, but also in art installations, designs, computer programmes, etc.
  • You will be prepared for any future career involving creative and critical thinking. The programme is also an excellent preparation for a future in scientific research.

Find more reasons to choose Media Technology at Leiden University.

Media Technology: the right master’s programme for you?

Are you looking for an MSc programme where creativity, technology and scientific research are key concepts? Our master’s programme Media Technology is the right choice. You will work with students from different backgrounds  in a creative environment where the goal is to stimulate innovation and creativity in scientific research by the innovative application of technology.

Read more about the entry requirements for Media Technology.

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