M.A. Arts and Culture: Art Studies (research MA)

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR10500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
The two-year Research Master's programme Art Studies lets you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world where your interests lie. It is an intensive scientific programme.

Description of Arts and Culture: Art Studies (research MA)

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The two-year Research Master's programme Art Studies lets you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world where your interests lie. It is an intensive scientific programme.

The two year Research programme Art Studies gives you the freedom to follow your own line of study.The programme Art Studies comprises two specialisations: Artistic Research; Golden Age Studies. Students submit a research proposal before the start of the programme. This, along with discussions with the programme director, forms the basis for the course of study. In the research proposal students write down their ideas for tutorials, a thesis and the three electives they wish to take. The electives can be chosen from the programmes Cultural Studies (Algemene cultuurwetenschappen), Art History (Kunstgeschiedenis), Musicology (Muziekwetenschap) or Theatre Studies (Theaterwetenschap). All students attend three core courses, which provide a theoretical background in Art Studies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 10500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1906 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 30%
  • practice: 0%
  • self study: 70%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Arts and Culture: Art Studies (research MA)

Grade average: A/3.8 (American system), 2.1 HONS (an upper second class degree in the British system), B (ECTS-system), or 7.5 (Dutch system).

Previous education: The Research Master’s in Art Studies is open to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in - Cultural Studies - Book Studies and Paleography - Art History - Theatre Studies - Musicology The level of the Bachelor’s diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board). Prospective students with Bachelor’s degrees (university) other than those mentioned above can nonetheless apply for admission to the programme. The Examinations Board will in such cases take a look at the content of the prospective student’s Bachelor programme, his/her study results and general motivation.

Written request: Students can apply from 1 December until 1 April by filling out the digital application form and uploading the necessary documents via the website of the Graduate School for Humanities.

Language test: IELTS: average score 7 TOEFL: score 100 Cambridge Advanced English: score A2 Cambridge Proficiency in English: score B1

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: A2
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: B1
  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • IELTS listening: 7
  • IELTS reading: 7
  • IELTS writing: 7
  • IELTS speaking: 7
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

Work Experience for Arts and Culture: Art Studies (research MA)

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Netherlands A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 250 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, it is one of the larger comprehensive universities in Europe.