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Why Comparative Cultural Analysis at the UvA?

Ideal study environment

Amsterdam's vibrant, multicultural environment, which includes diverse cultural institutions, serves as a backdrop for the programme, enabling students to critically engage with contemporary culture.

Interdisciplinary and theoretical approach

Questions concerning the programme literature are combined with a broader perspective from various subjects such as Continental Philosophy, Environmental Humanities, Posthumanism, Queer Studies, Comparative Literature, and Art Theory.

Choose your interest

Electives will allow you to specialise in your field of choice. You will also have the opportunity to do internships in Amsterdam’s vibrant cultural sector.

Multidisciplinary professors

The programme comprises professors with diverse research areas, integrating perspectives from fields including Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and Media Studies, thus enhancing its interdisciplinary character.

Is Comparative Cultural Analysis right for you?

  1. You want to engage with contemporary critical discourses such as philosophy, environmental humanities, posthumanism, decolonial studies, and queer studies.
  2. You are interested in cultural phenomena, in particular art works and literature, cinema and new media, and in academic and popular culture.
  3. You want to examine the intersections between cultural phenomena and critical theory, emphasising the socio-political implications of interdisciplinary and theoretical study.
Copyright: Serkan Kasapoğlu
Training the culturally analytical lens gives everything more meaning. Serkan Kasapoğlu, student Comparative Cultural Analysis Read the interview

Degree certificate

Comparative Cultural Analysis is an accredited degree programme of Arts and Culture. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Arts and Culture and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MA Arts and Culture
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter