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Master Identity and Integration (European Studies)

Identity and Integration (European Studies)

In the one-year Master’s Identity and Integration, you will study contemporary challenges in Europe and the EU from the perspectives of history, arts and culture, media and politics.

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European cultural identities

Culture is at the heart of the challenges that Europe and the EU currently face. The complexities of Brexit, populism, migration and multiculturalism cannot be properly understood without considering the pivotal importance of identity issues at the local, national and transnational level, and taking into account Europe’s cultural and historical transformations.

Identity and Integration

In the Master’s in Identity and Integration, you will approach the study of European identity and cultural diversity within the disciplines of historiography, and cultural and literary studies. You will gain the in-depth theoretical knowledge on European history and culture necessary to study tensions and conflicts in Europe, and to understand contemporary debates about European integration and identity. You will explore intersections of culture and politics by focusing mainly on four topics: nationalism and national identities, transnational manifestations of European culture, the changing idea of Europe and European identity, and the employment of culture in community-building policies and practices in the EU.

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Develop your academic skills

You will further develop your writing, presentation and research skills, and you will train your organisational skills in the preparation and execution of a study trip to a European Capital of Culture. As part of an international classroom, you will be trained in intercultural and interlingual skills. With these skills and the knowledge and approach you learn during the programme, you will build a unique expertise in European culture and history that is highly relevant to many parts of Europe’s work environment, whether in the field of culture, politics, media or business.

Why study Identity and Integration at the University of Amsterdam?

The MA Programme Identity and Integration offers students:

  • A vibrant, research-oriented study environment.
  • A strong focus on the intersection of culture and politics in contemporary Europe.
  • A unique combination of history and cultural and literary studies to study Europe.
  • A comprehensive study programme taught by internationally renowned experts from the field.
  • A broad range of electives that will enable you to tailor your programme according to your personal interests and career goals.
  • A stimulating international classroom with students and lecturers from all over Europe and beyond.
  • A small-scale programme with individual coaching.
  • Opportunities to meet and engage with experts from professional practices.
  • An exchange with students from the Master's in European Studies at the University of Leuven (Belgium).

A seminar and study trip to one of Europe’s Cultural Capitals.

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Degree certificate

Identity and Integration is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

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Identity and Integration (European Studies)
Degree programme MA European Studies
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60284