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The Graduate School of Humanities provides cutting edge graduate education that is strongly grounded in ongoing research. We offer a broad range of Master’s programmes in the Humanities, ranging from archaeology to museum studies to new media. The Graduate School is also responsible for organising doctoral studies in various humanities disciplines.

Graduate School of Humanities

The Graduate School of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam is part of a research university with an outstanding reputation. The Faculty of Humanities is ranked as one of the best of its kind in the Netherlands and scores highly in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings. Over a thousand students from more than 50 different countries start with a master's or PhD programme in the Graduate School each year.

Internationally accredited degree programmes

The Master's programmes of the Graduate School of Humanities have all been accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders NVAO.

Most of the programmes on offer have a strong interdisciplinary profile. The University of Amsterdam is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Doctoral studies at the Graduate School is based on the LERU principles of excellent doctoral training and therefore includes a well-balanced and transferable skills programme.

Studying in Amsterdam

As a uniquely Amsterdam institution, the Graduate School is host to a dynamic, creative and ambitious Dutch and international student population, who enjoy studying in a cosmopolitan city with a great history and an incredibly rich cultural milieu. Apart from embodying all of these qualities, the centre of Amsterdam also functions as a living museum and a laboratory for experiments in new media and the creative industries.