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Why Identity and Integration at the University of Amsterdam?

Focus on contemporary culture and politics

The Master’s focuses on the intersection of culture and politics in contemporary Europe.

Choose your interest

This programme offers a broad range of electives, thus enabling you to tailor your programme according to your personal interests and career goals.

International classroom

Students and lecturers come from all over Europe and beyond.

Small-scale education

Students benefit from small-scale education, which includes individual coaching.

Study trip abroad

The programme includes a seminar and study trip to a European cultural capital which offers opportunities to engage with professional experts from the field.

Is Identity and Integration right for you?

  1. You are able to conduct research independently, formulate functional research questions, collect material, analyse cultural or historical sources, apply theory and write a thesis.
  2. You are familiar with humanities methods and approaches to the study of European history and culture.
  3. You are interested in the contemporary state of Europe, including phenomena like nationalism, populism, migration, transnationalism, as well as literature, film and the arts. 
  4. You are keen to immerse yourself in a vibrant, international teaching and research environment, and engage with cultural institutions, festivals and events in the Netherlands and abroad. 
Prof. dr. Josephine Hoegaerts
Copyright: Kirsten van Santen
I study the effects of historical institutional power and inequality at a day-to-day level, such as the evolution of access to parliamentary representation and free speech. Prof. dr. Josephine Hoegaerts
What does this programme entail?

In this video the teacher and students of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.

Degree certificate

Identity and Integration is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MA European Studies
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter