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Media Studies

English or the language of instruction




1 year



Each specialisation explores a different medium in depth, including how it interrelates with other media forms. You will also investigate the roots of this relatively new academic field. The Media Studies specialisations provide ample opportunity for you to apply ideas in practice throughout the programme.


  • Book and Digital Media Studies
  • Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory
  • Film and Photographic Studies
  • Journalism and New Media (in Dutch)


Positions in journalism, editing, cultural institutions, publishing, all branches of the book trade, libraries, the cultural heritage sector and knowledge industry.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in a field related to the discipline. Specialisation-specific knowledge is also required.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

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.