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Media Studies: Film and Photographic Studies


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The Master's in Film and Photographic Studies at Leiden University covers the history and theory of film and photography within the broad context of visual and other media. This one-year master’s programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ‘lens-based’ media: photography, film and video. Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a related field or relevant professional experience, this programme offers excellent preparation for a career in cinema, photography or media art. Film and Photographic Studies will provide you with an interdisciplinary understanding of lens-based media. During the programme you will have the opportunity to explore theories and histories of these media since the nineteenth century through a mix of lectures, workshops, seminars and field trips. The programme is taught by acclaimed scholars at Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities, as well as artists, critics, and curators. You will also be able to benefit from access to the Leiden University Library which has one of the oldest photo collections in the Netherlands.




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 19,300


Application requirements

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Language requirements

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

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 19,300
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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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