The Master’s in Arts and Culture combines a solid theoretical foundation with attention for the field of arts. After graduating, you’ll be a valuable asset to the cultural sector, thanks to your theoretical and methodological knowledge, your well-developed communication skills and your knowledge of the latest scientific insights. With this Master’s degree, you can find work as a project manager or coordinator at museums, art centres, heritage institutions, festivals, art dealers and organisations at the cutting edge of making and financing art and culture. You could also work as a journalist or policy maker.


The Arts and Culture Master’s has four specialisations: two are taught in English and the other two - in Dutch. As electives, you can choose courses belonging to the other specialisations. The Dutch-taught specialisations sometimes offer English courses. The three 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)

You’ll not only focus on the art pieces themselves in this specialisation but also the social significance of art and culture.

Admission Requirements

For students with foreign Bachelor's degree please visit our website of the specialization you are interested in to find if your Bachelor's degree is eligible or not.

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 ≥90, 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

Why study Arts & Culture at Radboud University?

  • You can take courses from other Master’s specialisations – or programmes – and thus tailor our programme to best suit your own interests.
  • You get to explore Western art history ranging from antiquity to the present.
  • The programme focuses on the social significance of art and culture.
  • We offer a lot of excursions.
  • Unique in the Netherlands is our chair in Early Christian Art.
  • Our programme is broad as well as multidisciplinary.
  • Our programme is taught using a wide variety of teaching methods and assignments.
  • You’ll be taught in a stimulating, collegial setting with small groups.
  • Research and education are closely interwoven.
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Last updated January 31, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 year
2,083 EUR
€2,083 for EEA / € 11,471 for non-EEA students
Apr 1, 2019
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