Why Leiden University?

Why Arts, Media and Society at Leiden University?

Arts, Media and Society is a three-year, English-taught programme (a specialisation of the BA in Art History), where you are engaged with cutting-edge contemporary art, and at the same time you study present-day problems, such as sustainability issues, ecological problems and political troubles.

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Check out the Bachelor’s programme in Arts, Media and Society.

Leiden Experience

More than 20,000 students of Leiden University walk, bike, and live in the narrow streets of Leiden every day, making the city come to life. This beautiful time lapse and stop motion video is brought to you by our enthusiastic students! Check out their Leiden Experience.

Leiden is a booming knowledge region

Arts, Media and Society immerses you in the stimulating art environment of the city of Leiden — a booming knowledge region between The Hague and Amsterdam where Rembrandt van Rijn was born.


Immerse yourself in the city and your programme.

Tip: Experience our programme online

Arts, Media and Society offers an online experience for prospective students to get to know our programme. Start your online experience now!

Arts media society testimonial why leiden university

“Leiden University has an open academic society where faculties work closely together. It is a relatively small university where you easily make contact with fellow students as well as staff members.”

The Netherlands

About The Netherlands
The Netherlands, ‘the gateway to Europe’, is one of the world’s most prosperous countries with advanced industries and agriculture, world trade, and large natural gas reserves. The country is known for its tolerant and liberal ethos, and boasts a wealth of great student cities, like Leiden