Why study Art and Visual Culture in Nijmegen?

The specialisation in Art and Visual Culture provides a unique opportunity to research artistic, visual, and material cultural production in a transhistorical and interdisciplinary context.

  • You will learn to examine the material, historical, and visual specificities of visual products or artefacts in various theoretical contexts and from the perspectives of three different disciplines: Classical Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Art History.
  • The unique combination of disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses will allow you to view your own field from the perspective of other humanities disciplines.
  • A personal tutor will guide you throughout your entire career as a Master's student. They will give you advice on how to tailor your specialisation to best suit your interests, act as a sounding board for your research ideas, and help you make the right connections within and beyond academia.
  • This Master's specialisation gives you the opportunity to go abroad for at least a semester. Students can use our staff's connections to other universities and research institutes to find an institution that meets their research interests.
  • You will participate in group-oriented education and be part of a small, select, and interdisciplinary group of highly motivated Dutch and international students.
  • You will be able to tailor your research skills and output to your future ambitions and thoroughly prepare for research-intensive careers inside and beyond academia.   
  • The programme is embedded in the Research Institute for Culture and History (RICH). RICH bundles together research on Europe’s interactions with other worlds and the resulting translations and frictions. 
  • On this page, you can find more information about the difference between a Research Master's programme and a Master's programme.

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