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Global Arts, Culture and Politics

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In the Bachelor’s programme Global Arts, Culture and Politics you will study the greatest challenges facing contemporary society, from climate change to social inequality, through the lens of culture, politics and the arts.

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🌍 Understanding the global challenges of today 

Bachelor's Week 9-16 Mar
Experience Days spring
Why study Global Arts, Culture and Politics at the UvA

Tailor your study programme

In which of our four majors will you specialise: The Human and Artificial Intelligence; Art and Media; Reimagining Sustainability; or Culture and Social Justice?

Unique approach: focus on skills

You acquire valuable skills to engage actively with global challenges through concrete real-life projects.

Global challenges

Via the framework of cultural sociology, political science and philosophy, and via a broad historical perspective, you will analyse the times we live in and confront the challenges we face.

Amsterdam as your base

The programme offers many connections with the city of Amsterdam, which is a hub for cultural institutions. You will participate in projects in cooperation with our partners.
Dr Federica Russo
Copyright: UvA
Deep reflection on the methodological and ethical challenges of AI is a necessary first step for designing better and fairer AI systems. Dr Federica Russo, Philosopher of Science, Technology, and Information

Is this programme right for you?

  1. Focus on your skills.
  2. Choose one of four unique majors.
  3. Confront global challenges.
  4. Study in a vibrant community with an international outlook.
  5. Choose a world-class education.
Global Arts, Culture and Politics explained

Find out what you will study in this 3-year Bachelor's programme and see how you could make a difference in the future.

Degree certificate

Global Arts, Culture and Politics is an accredited degree programme in Cultural Studies. Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Dutch-taught track

It is also possible to study Global Arts, Culture and Politics in Dutch.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BA Cultural Studies
Regular study programme
180 ECTS, 36 months
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