Art History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The Art History programme is offered by the University of Groningen. The program is committed to historical as well as theoretical depth. Students are also trained with an eye to their post-graduate career prospects. 


The Art History programme is offered by the University of Groningen. 
Modern and Contemporary Art (specialization)

  • The Modern and Contempory Art specialization offers courses from the Enlightenment to the present. Course offerings include the study of the broad spectrum of media used during this period: photography, film, video, multi-media installations, and post-digital art, in addition to painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints.

Early Modern Art (specialization)

  • The specialization Early Modern Art focuses on art made between the late Middle Ages and the Englightenment. Courses deal with a wide variety of media: painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, and applied arts. Students study the historical embeddedness of artworks in addition to art's theoretical reach.

Curatorial Studies (specialization)

  • This specialization prepares students for a career in a museum or as an independent curator. All students take Art History Now and make a selection from the offerings in Early Modern or Modern and Contemporary Art. After having fulfilled all course requirements, including the thesis, students complete their program with an internship of six months in a museum in the Netherlands or abroad. Higher than average scores are a requirement for this specialization.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History Now: Theory, Method, Historiography
  • Collections & Artefacts: Boijmans
  • Topics in Italian Renaissance Art
  • Master Thesis: Curatorial & Museum studies 
  • Museum Intership: Curatorial & Museum studies 
  • Early Modern European Art & Modern Contemporary Art
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements


    Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who acquired a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme will automatically meet the language requirements.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      11400 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      2006 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Groningen

    • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
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