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Media Studies: Book and Digital Media Studies


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The master’s programme in Book and Digital Media Studies introduces you to the history of the written and printed word, and to theories and practices of publishing as well as digital textual media.

The master’s programme in Book and Digital Media Studies offers three specializations: 

Digital Access to Cultural Heritage

You focus on the various ways in which cultural heritage institutions offer access to their digital collections. The course concentrates on topics such as crowd sourcing, digital preservation, support for digital scholarship and intellectual property and how these are transforming textual media. 

History of the Book

You explore different aspects of the history of textual communication. We look at innovations in how books were made in the medieval and early modern period. You will conduct research using the rich primary sources contained in the special collections of libraries and archives in Leiden.

Dynamics in Scholarly Publishing

You will look at the wider role and function of academic publishing, a large, international, and technologically innovative business, in society. The course covers the full publishing chain, from the work of authors, via the activities of publishing houses, to libraries and readers. 




Master of Arts


11 months

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Application requirements

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Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
IELTS reading
IELTS writing
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24


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