Arts and Culture Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    10600 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1984 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)


Arts and culture in all their forms arouse your curiosity. Talent and expertise is needed to introduce societies to art.

Creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and a global vision are vital to a flourishing arts and culture sector. These characteristics typify not only artists; they are also increasingly important for those who are involved with arts and culture behind the scenes. At Erasmus University, you are trained to envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organization of arts and culture using cutting-edge insights on policy, marketing, audiences and education. Your thorough knowledge of the international world of the arts and culture sector provides an excellent gateway to positions such as policymaker, marketing and PR for arts or programmer at cultural institutions. Master in Arts and Culture studies offers the following specialisations: * Arts, Culture and Society * Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship * Place, Culture and Tourism


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is unaccommodated.

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


Arts, Culture and Society:

Which parties play a role in realising the cultural range? What interests play a role here, and how does art hold its head up in the world?

Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship:

Uncover the business of culture: get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? Who decides? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics.

Place, Culture and Tourism:

Study the complex interplay between place, culture and tourism, in an era of mobility and globalization.


This programme is the right choice for you if you have a passion for art and culture and want to work behind the scenes in the cultural sector and possibly have a leading role in an organisation. During the Master's, you will build a thorough theoretical foundation in the fields of arts and culture studies, which will help you to understand art and culture on many different levels. After graduation, you can use your expertise to strengthen the cultural industry – whether this is as an educator, researcher, communication's specialist, creative director or more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

Academic Requirements

Language test: Sufficient English language skills, documented by recognized tests of English language proficiency, e.g.: * TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum requirement: overall score of 100 in the internet-based test. * IELTS academic (International English Language Testing System), minimum requirement: overall score of 7.0. * Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) at least grade B, or Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) will also be accepted.

Written request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1984 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
For Part-time: € For Part-time: € For Part-time: €

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1,270 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships / Grants:


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