Universiteit Leiden

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Media Technology (MSc)

Educational vision

Our education specializes in creative exploration and a broad understanding of scientific research and technology. It prepares students for a career involving creative and critical thinking, and in particular for a future in scientific research.

Research oriented
Fundamental, knowledge-generating research is at the core of our programme, also in our teaching. We are a research-methodological programme, not about a particular research topic.

Creating as a method
In our programme we encourage students to not only research by studying but also by creating. Creating can apply to making physical things, as well as stories, films, software, performances, visualizations, etc. The knowledge obtained while creating is as important as the artefact itself.

Personal exploration
Students are encouraged to draw knowledge available throughout Leiden University and other institutes. Both “accent courses” and “elective courses” leave room for individual shaping of personal interest.

Students as researchers
Our staff and students together form a research community, in which ideas are openly shared and discussed. Students are encouraged to publish their work at relevant conferences, journals, festivals and other contexts. See for example what our students published in our publication list.

An international and diverse community
The programme is taught in the English language, enabling participation of students and lecturers from diverse nationalities and backgrounds. We are open to students from different topical backgrounds, including humanities, sciences, (creative) arts, engineering and social sciences.

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