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Programme Overview

  • This programme is designed for students from diverse educational backgrounds depending on your specialisation choice.
  • Gain insight and understanding into the role of art and cultural heritage in business and society.
  • Prepare yourself for a career as an innovator in creative industries; as a manager or coordinator in museuems, art centers or art galleries; as an organizer for festivals or cultural events; or in the tourism sector.
  • Mix and match electives to personalise your experience.

Why study Arts & Culture at Radboud University?

The Master’s in Arts and Culture is a broad and multidisciplinary programme that gives you the theoretical background and historical perspective for discovering the role that art and culture plays in society and business. Whether you want to explore literary tradition and its role in tourism, or break into the field of fashion design, this degree will put you at the forefront of emerging scientific discussions and teach you the methods for exploring the world through Art and Culture.

What will you learn?

You will be challenged to integrate academic research with practical challenges using a multi-disciplinary approach. You will be trained to bring a critical view to the processes that are changing the world today and their relation to art, history and culture. We want you to understand how culture evolves and how you can be part of its evolution in a responsible way.

The classroom and beyond

Radboud University's Arts and Culture Master's will allow you freedom and flexibilty, as well as diverse experiences in and out of the classroom.

  • Tailor the programme to your own interests by choosing electives from other specialisations or disciplines.
  • Take excursions throughout the year to get hands-on experience with the subjects you study.
  • The classroom experience exposes you to a wide variety of teaching methods and assignments.
  • Small course sizes mean that you will have plenty of opportunities to participate.
  • Research and education are closely interwoven.


The Arts and Culture Master’s has four specialisations: two are taught in English and two in Dutch. This programme gives you freedom to choose electives from other specializations. The Dutch-taught specialisations sometimes offer English courses. The four specialisations are:

  • Creative Industries
    In this English-taught specialisation, you will come to understand the field that is buzzing with creativity: where art meets commerce, and where culture generates innovation and social cohesion.
  • Tourism and Culture
    In this English-taught specialisation, you will combine historical, literary, art-historical and other disciplinary approaches to become an academic expert in cultural tourism.
  • Kunstgeschiedenis (i.e. Art History)
    This specialisation delves into art, archaeology and architecture. Kunstbeleid en mecenaat (i.e. Arts Policy and Patronage)
  • Kunstbeleid en Kunstbedrijf
    this specialisation focuses not only on the art pieces themselves, but also on the social significance of art and culture.

Where will you end up?

Graduates from this programme could find work as:

  • Trend watcher
  • Cultural policy-maker
  • Art-education consultant
  • Webmaster at museum
  • Television programming consultant
  • Project leader or communications officer at a heritage site
  • Publicist for a lifestyle or travel magazine
  • Entrepreneur in creative or tourism industries

Admission Requirements

Master's specialisation in Creative Industries
A completed Bachelor's degree in Creative Industries: Cultural Studies, Art History or a Bachelor's of Arts with at least 45 EC in Art History, Cultural Studies and/or Cultural Policy. Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma.

Master's specialisation in Tourism & Culture
A completed Bachelor's degree with Bachelor thesis in Archaeology, Art History, History, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Philosophy, Liberal Arts or a related discipline. Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma.

Language Requirements

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

  • A TOEFL score of≥575 (paper based), or ≥90 (internet based), all subscores ≥22
  • An IELTS score of ≥6.5, and all subscores ≥6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor's programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America


  • Programmes starting in September
  • Non-EEA students: 1 April
  • EEA students: 1 May
Program taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Dutch

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Last updated October 11, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2020
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2,143 EUR
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