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Research Master

Art Studies (Arts and Culture)

The two-year Research Master's Art Studies is an intensive academic programme that enables you to dig deeper into the part of the (art)world that interests you most.

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Bridging art and research

The multitude of theatres, galleries, museums and concert venues put Amsterdam at the very heart of arts and culture in the Netherlands. The two-year research programme Art Studies lets you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world where your interests lie most. It is an intensive academic programme that gives you the freedom to follow your own line of study and helps you develop and execute your own research project.

Art Studies at the University of Amsterdam

The three theoretical core courses form the backbone of the Art Studies programme. The remaining content of the programme is based on the research proposal submitted by each student as part of the application to the programme. Together with the programme director students discuss their choice of electives and research ideas for three tutorials. You can choose electives from all Master's programmes of the Faculty of Humanities and tailor the elective parts of the curriculum to what you need for the development of your research project. You will conclude the programme with a thesis. 

The Research Master's programme Art Studies offers an additional track: 

  • Artistic Research, carried out in association with the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Institute.

Degree certificate

The Research Master's programme Art Studies is an accredited degree programme of Arts and Culture. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Arts and Culture and the title Master of Arts (MA). 

Art Studies (Arts and Culture)
Degree programme Research MA Arts and Culture (research)
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60829