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Media Technology (MSc)

Admission requirements

To enter the master’s programme in Media Technology at Leiden University, applicants have to satisfy the following criteria.

Diploma Requirements

Students with a BSc degree in Computer Science or a BSc degree with a BSc major in Computer Science from Leiden University will be admitted directly to the programme.

The Media Technology MSc programme is a logical continuation for students with a background in:

  • Computer Science
  • Performing and Creative Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Psychology (esp. Experimental Psychology)
  • Diverse exact sciences
  • Arts and Technology
  • Interaction Design
  • Communication Studies.

The Board of Admissions will assess the equivalence of their previous training to these Bachelor of Science degrees. The admission process may include an interview by the Board of Admissions. Applications are assessed on the basis of specific work and training experience relating to the field of Media Technology.

Candidates should have a demonstrable interest in science and scientific research, but also an affinity with technology and creativity. They must dare to go beyond established paths and enjoy critical thinking.

The programme deals with technological depths. Applicants must know computer programming or they must want to learn computer programming.

Language requirements

Copy of English proficiency certificate evidenced by appropriate language test

  • IELTS: minimum 6.5
  • TOEFL: internet based 90
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum grade C

Please note: This requirement does not apply if you have completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or have an International Baccalaureate or a Dutch diploma level vwo or hbo.

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