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Arts, Literature and Media (Research)



September - February 


2 year



This two-year interdisciplinary research programme focuses on the study of the media, as well as art and literature. The programme stands out because of its global character, focus on design and applied arts and the collaboration with the Media Studies programme.


Positions at research agencies or in the research departments of companies or government organisations. Many graduates enter PhD programmes at Leiden or other top universities abroad. Outside of research, positions are in the publishing, cultural public domain, art trade, public relations, translating and teaching fields.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in art history, media studies, cultural studies, archaeology, fine art, architectural studies, comparative literature/literary studies or in a specific language and culture.

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.