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Arts and Culture: Cultural Analysis (research MA)

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis is dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of culture at large.

Since its beginnings in 2001, the Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis has rapidly gained a leading reputation in the field and is constantly attracting growing numbers of high-level applicants from around the world. The programme is dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of culture at large. Cultural phenomena such as works of art and literature, cinema and new media, popular culture, as well as social belief and value systems are examined and analysed. Emphasis is placed on textual, visual and historical details in the context of the social, political or aesthetic movements that underpin them. Their implied normativity and the ways in which identity, difference and otherness are negotiated across the cultural spectrum are questioned. The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Cultural Analysis research programme is unique in the Netherlands and one of the leading programmes of its kind worldwide. Its curriculum reflects the research activities of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA).

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Admission requirements

Previous education

The Research Master's in Cultural Analysis is open to all students with a Bachelor's diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- The Humanities
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).

Previous education

The Research Master’s in Cultural Analysis is open to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- The Humanities
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).
Prospective students with university Bachelor’s diplomas other than those mentioned above can nonetheless apply for admission to the programme. The Examinations Board will in such cases take a look at the content of the prospective student’s Bachelor programme, his/her study results and general motivation.

Grade average

7.5

Grade average

A /3.8 (American system),
2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system),
B (ECTS-system), or
7.5 (Dutch system).

Written request

Cultural Analysis is a research programme, which means that it is meant for students with strong academic interests. This is the principle reason why the UvA decides to follow a selection process. During the process, the university’s selections committee scrutinises the content of a student’s Bachelor programme, his/her study results (for research programmes an average grade of 7.5 is mandatory), Bachelor thesis and general motivation. Once admitted, students are given leeway to determine their own research trajectories.

Language test

IELTS: average score 7
TOEFL: score 100
Cambridge Advanced English: score A2
Cambridge Proficiency in English: score B1

Language requirements

CAE: A2, CPE: B1, IELTS overall band: 7, IELTS listening: 7, IELTS reading: 7, IELTS writing: 7, IELTS speaking: 7, TOEFL internet based: 100

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