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Research Master
Cultural Analysis (Arts and Culture)
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Curious to find out if the Master's in Cultural Analysis 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, from 12 to 19 February, 2022.

Spotlight on a course: Objects of Cultural Analysis

To be able to frame, analyse, and interpret concrete interdisciplinary objects of culture (ie.a film, exhibition, book, museum, demonstration, poem, work of art, television series, and so on); to have a working knowledge of diverse methods of cultural analysis; to be able to collaborate with other students on ongoing research projects; to set up and carry out an independent research project. We will study the importance of the object in interdisciplinary cultural analysis, in particular, the object’s interaction with a variety of contexts.

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.

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Conspiracy theories in Eastern European popular culture

Many classic conspiracy theories concern the withholding of information from the public. In Central and Eastern Europe, however, suspicion is more commonly aimed at outside influences. Thanks to an ERC Starting Grant, Boris Noordenbos (Slavic Studies, Literary and Cultural Analysis) will spend the next few years researching how conspiracy theories in Eastern Europe are given shape in cultural expressions such as literature, film, television and online platforms.

Dr. Niall Martin:

'Cultural Analysis is an interdisciplinary programme dedicated to the academic study of contemporary culture from a broad Humanities perspective. It trains students in the theoretically-informed close-reading of a wide range of cultural objects, including film, music, literature, visual art and new media, but also cultural phenomena, such as populism, precarity and posthumanism.'


Online campus tour

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