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Media Technology (MSc)

Type
Master
Language
English
City
Leiden

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.

Bas Haring

Professor

Bas Haring

“I believe it is important that students do ‘their own thing’. They then become inspired, which results in greater diversity.”

“Scientific research is often characterised by large scale projects which are carried out in a highly structured fashion. I consider it important to create a place for small scale projects which might be considered as rather whimsical. Where scientists work as artists. The Media Technology programme is such a place, where the Faculty of Science and the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts work together. This programme fits well in Leiden: it is very classical to combine art and science.

I want to teach students how science works, and show them that in their own way they, too, can make a contribution to science. Our students can make their own decisions about what interests them. Their research does not have to result in a paper: it may also be a product. In information technology, research often leads to a product, such as a game or an installation. I believe it is important that students do ‘their own thing’. They then become inspired, which results in greater diversity.”

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.

Read more about our Media Technology master's programme.

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. 
  • Your student project - in which you realize an actual product – is important in the Media Technology MSc programme. It may result in a scientific papers, 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.