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Master'sArt and Visual Culture (research)

Whether you wish to specialise in the study of artworks, artefacts, or media, the Art and Visual Culture specialisation will equip you to thoroughly research and analyse visual culture.

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Something for you?

  • Preparation for a research-based career in academia, in cultural institutions and other domains.
  • Extensive freedom to design a large part of your curriculum.
  • Individual supervision of your development as a specialist in your field.
  • Opportunity to gain experience abroad for a semester.
  • Unique combination of disciplinary and interdisciplinary components helping you to develop research skills and knowledge beyond one academic discipline.
  • A select multinational and interdisciplinary cohort of peers.
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission requirements
I take great joy in being able to ask the questions I find important and design my own research. 
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What will you learn

You will be trained in the study and interpretation of objects, images and art-works in a transhistorical, global and inclusive perspective. Combining theoretical and historical approaches, you gain insights in the latest shifts and trends in visual and material studies, which you apply to the rigorous investigation of past and present visual and material cultures.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

This Research Master’s prepares a multinational group of students for careers that require advanced research competences and skills. Alumni of this programme have found positions as PhD students, researchers, policy officers, editors, curators and critics. They have worked at universities, museums, heritage institutions, archaeological agencies, publishing companies and text agencies.

Career prospects


All research done by students of the Master’s in Art and Visual Culture will be supervised by a researcher at the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH) in Nijmegen. The central theme of RICH is 'Europe in a changing world'. 

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Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.