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Study programme of Art and Visual Culture

The Nijmegen programme offers a tailored trajectory in art history, visual culture, cultural studies, media studies, archaeology or related fields with a strong theoretical perspective. This programme has a course load of 120 EC* (two years), in which you will follow interdisciplinary courses, specialisation courses and research courses. Electives allow you to customise your individual programme.

Art and Visual Culture courses as an elective

Many courses in this programme are open to (research) Master's students from other faculties or other Dutch universities. Please check the course guide for more information.

Course guide


  • Curriculum year 1

    In your first year of the research master’s specialisation in Art and Visual Culture, which has a course load of 60 EC, you will follow interdisciplinary courses, Art and Visual Culture specialisation courses, courses offered by National Research Schools, and free electives.

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  • Curriculum year 2

    During the second year, you embark on your individual research trajectory. You will go abroad for an internship or for study during the first semester. The second semester will be spent writing your thesis and developing an additional project, the output of which will reflect your career interests and goals (e.g. a research paper; a PhD proposal; a policy document; a documentary). 

    Please note that for students as of September 2024 the second year programme is fixed and thus not interchangeable anymore.

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Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.