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Cultural Studies

Cultural policy, Museum studies and heritage studies

BA Algemene cultuurwetenschappen

MA Algemene cultuurwetenschappen

The study programme is comprised of interdisciplinary and specialist courses.

After receiving  an historical introduction to the term ‘culture’, students take propaedeutic courses  about the legal, sociological and medial aspects of culture, and the ways in which these are dealt with by creators, intermediaries and the public. The second year sees students choosing the variants museum studies, cultural policy or heritage studies. These variants deal with various cultural institutions, their internal dynamics and social impact.

These variants are continued with during the Master’s phase and prepare students for careers at cultural institutions such as museums, the heritage sectors or theatre, as well as for positions within government, journalism and the academia.