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Media Technology (MSc)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for Media Technology at Leiden University, you must meet the following admission requirements.

Diploma requirements

If you have a relevant bachelor’s degree (such as, but not limited to, computer science, artificial intelligence, communication and/or information science, cognitive science, biology, design, mechanical engineering, or creative/performing arts) from any research university in the Netherlands, you are eligible to apply.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficient for admission, and whether you meet the additional requirements.

For more information, please contact the Media Technology study advisor.

If you have a relevant bachelor’s degree (such as, but not limited to, computer science, artificial intelligence, communication and/or information science, cognitive science, biology, design, mechanical engineering, or creative/performing arts) in Dutch higher vocational education (HBO), you are eligible to apply.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the requirements set out for students with a Dutch research university bachelor’s degree, and whether you meet the additional requirements.

For more information, please contact the Media Technology study advisor.

If you have a relevant bachelor’s degree (such as, but not limited to, computer science, artificial intelligence, communication and/or information science, cognitive science, biology, linguistics, mechanical engineering, philosophy, or creative/performing arts) from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the requirements set out for students with a Dutch research university bachelor’s degree, and whether you meet the additional requirements.

For more information, please contact the Media Technology study advisor.

Additional requirements

The Media Technology MSc programme requires that you meet the following specific qualitative admission requirements

  • you have affinity and/or experience with fundamental and/or knowledge-driven research that aims at contributing new insights to academic discourses and goes beyond solving (engineering, societal, commercial etc.) problems. And,
  • you have affinity and/or experience with technology and its embedding in the human context. And,
  • you have a creative attitude towards science and research in the sense of the programme, i.e. not necessarily demonstrated by artistic creativity, but by the abilities to think and reason beyond disciplinary borders and/or be open to unconventional ways of producing and disseminating academic knowledge. And,
  • you have a demonstrable (basic) mastering of, imperative programming. Examples of imperative programming languages are Processing, C, C++, Java, Javascript, Python and assembly languages.
    Therefore, we expect candidates without a computer science background to follow the online Introduction to Computer Programming course and successfully complete it prior to participating in the programme. More information can be found here.

Language requirements

In order to successfully participate in this programme, you must be proficient in English. The following requirements apply*:

  • IELTS: minimum 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 for each of the components Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • TOEFL: internet based 90 (with a minimum component score of 20)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum 180, with a minimum component score of 169 

*Please note: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you have

  • An International Baccalaureate diploma (or other with English A);
  • A diploma of secondary or higher education completed in Australia, Canada (with the exception of French-language programmes in Canada), Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States or South Africa;
  • A diploma of an English-taught university degree programme completed at a Dutch research university;
  • A pre-university education (vwo) diploma.

 

For detailed information about which English qualifications are accepted, as well as the relevant exemption criteria, refer to English language proficiency.

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