The Master's programme American Studies is open for application to all students with:
A university Bachelor’s diploma
The Master’s in American Studies is open for application to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA or from another accredited university, in:
The programme is also open to students with one of the following Bachelor’s diplomas, provided they have successfully followed a Minor in American Studies or 30 ECTS credits worth of courses relating to American culture and history. The Examinations Board will decide whether you meet this prerequisite on the basis of your application file.
- English Language and Culture
- Media and Culture
- Communication Science
- Political Science
- European Studies
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.
Hbo-bachelor not eligible
It is not possible to apply to this programme with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (hbo). We do not offer a preparatory programme (schakelprogramma) for this MA.
English language requirements
New Master's students should be able to speak, read, write and understand English at an advanced academic level. Check too see if you meet the English language requirements or whether you may need to take an official English language test.
To apply for this Master's programme you will need to upload all of the application documents. Please see, Submit your application, for an overview and explanation of the different documents.