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Programme structure

The Research Master's programme Art Studies comprises 120 ECTS credits:

  • 90 credits for core courses, tutorials and electives.
  • 30 credits for a Master's thesis.

Detailed course information

For detailed course information, please see the UvA Course Catalogue (link below).

UvA Course Catalogue: Art studies (Research Master's)

Credit transfer

Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional Master's programme are encouraged to continue their studies in a research programme. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their Research Master's degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.


The Master's thesis reports on research carried out under the supervision of an academic staff member involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser.

One-year programme

Students with a relevant Master's degree are usually able to complete the programme in one year (70 ECTS credits).


For more information about available internships and the experiences of other student interns, please follow the link.

Internships (Current student's website)