The two-year Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis is dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of culture at large, including art, literature, cinema, and new media.
An interdisciplinary analysis of culture
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.
Studying Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam
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).
Cultural Analysis is an accredited degree programme of Arts and Culture. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Arts and Culture and the title Master of Arts (MA).
The Research Master's in Cultural Analysis prepares participants for entry into a related PhD programme. The programme itself is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and analysis of contemporary culture. It seeks to enhance analytical skills and to train students to explore a field of study and an object of inquiry that is not necessarily deducible from or reducible to disciplinary traditions.
The Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis comprises 120 ECTS credits:
- 90 credits for core courses, tutorials and electives.
- 30 credits for the Master's Thesis and Research Project.
The Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis provides a unique foundation for students planning to pursue a PhD degree or a career in higher education, journalism, cultural management, policy and consultancy or management in non-governmental organisations and international enterprises. In the past, graduates have been accepted at UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, the University of Michigan and Goldsmiths College, as well as at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis.
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Last updated October 15, 2018