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Dual Master
Heritage and Memory Studies (Heritage Studies)
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Curious to find out if the Master's in Heritage and Memory Studies really suits you? Find out through the information and activities below.

Master's Week: Meet & Ask

Discover which programme suits you best (and whether the UvA is right for you). Find out in our Meet & Ask sessions, during which there will be a short presentation and you will be able to ask lecturers and students all your questions live. Our next Meet & Ask session will take place in the UvA Master’s Week, on 12 November 16:00-17:00.

Spotlight on a course: Who owns the Past?

In this core module, you will gain insight into various heritage disputes (both current and past) and the political character of heritage sites and objects. Questions we will discuss are: Who appropriates heritage and why? With which symbolic and material aims? On whose initiative are memorials created? What distinguishes different memorial practices? Can heritage express multivocality and promote reconciliation? And which academic theories and research methods enable us to explore and explain these issues?

Experience of a student: Anna

In the interview Anna will tell you more about Heritage and Memory Studies and why she chose this Master's programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I enrol in a Master's if I have not yet completed my Bachelor's?

    We advise you not to wait until the registration deadline before enrolling in the Master's programme. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we can inform you about your admission. When you enrol, you are not required to immediately upload your degree certificate. If you have not yet obtained your degree certificate but are in possession of all the other application documents, you can go ahead and submit your enrolment. You will then have until 31 August to upload your Bachelor's degree. Please check out the Graduate School of Humanities website for the application procedure.

  • What are my options after graduation?

    After you have completed this programme, you can choose pursue an academic career or you can enter the job market. Please find more information on the 'Careers' page.

  • How do I go about finding housing in Amsterdam?

    Finding housing in Amsterdam is often difficult because of the high demand with regard to student accommodation, but by starting your search on time and putting in some effort, students usually succeed at finding something. Many students find accommodation by word of mouth or social media. Please check out the page below for all of our information related to finding housing.

Would you like to find out more about Heritage and Memory Studies? Download our flyer or leave us your details and we will keep you informed on future events.

Anna
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Prof. Rob van der Laarse:

'Heritage allows us to visit the past. We 'read' cities and landscapes with the aid of clues derived from film and fiction.  Of all of the cities in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has the most museums and listed buildings, all within a distance of roughly half a kilometre from each other. It is therefore a perfect location for academic research into heritage.'

Student blog: Heritage and Memory

This blog is created by students from this Master's. Each year, a new cohort of students take over the site, share their thoughts, and reflect on the relationship between Heritage & Memory Studies and everyday life.

Online campus tour

You will study Heritage and Memory Studies in the University Quarter, in the bustling, historic heart of Amsterdam. Check out our virtual map and video tours of our buildings.