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Book and Digital Media Studies

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12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The specialisation in Book and Digital Media Studies focuses on the dynamic process of the transmission of knowledge and information through analogue (print) and electronic (internet) media.

You study both the historical development – from Gutenberg to Gates – and the modern practice of textual communication within its societal and technological context. Much attention is given to the far-reaching consequences of the digital revolution for the world of the book.

The programme has three main points of focus: Digital access to cultural heritage History of the book Publishing Studies The unique character of this MA programme draws students from all over the world.

To ensure you have an in-depth knowledge of the history and modern practice of text transmission—manuscripts, printing and recent digital developments . You will also graduate with detailed knowledge of all relevant issues and academic skills and insights regarding the field of book studies. This programme is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands.

Admission requirements

Previous education

University level BA degree in Humanities or equivalent (see website www.mastersinleiden.nl).

Knowledge minimum

A selection interview, either in person or by telephone, is part of the application procedure. See website www.mastersinleiden.nl for details.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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