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Cultural Analysis (research)

Degree type
Master of Arts
Language of education
English
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

Since its beginnings in 2001, the Research program in Cultural Analysis has rapidly gained a leading reputation in the field and is attracting growing numbers of high-level applicants from around the world.

The program is dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of culture at large. Cultural phenomena such as works of art and literature, cinema and new media, and popular culture, as well as social belief and value systems are examined and analyzed. 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 program is unique in the Netherlands and one of the leading programs of its kind worldwide. Its curriculum reflects the research activities of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA).

Located at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) is a research institute and doctoral school devoted to the comparative and interdisciplinary study of culture (in all its forms and expressions) from a broad humanities perspective.

ASCA is home to more than 50 scholars and 120 PhD candidates active in film and media studies, literature, philosophy, visual culture, musicology, religious studies, theatre and performance studies, and argumentation theory.

Specialists in their own respective fields, ASCA members share a commitment to working within an interdisciplinary framework and to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and political debates. Within ASCA, they collaborate to provide an innovative and stimulating research environment for scholars, professionals, and graduate students from the Netherlands and abroad.

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