Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies

This Arts and Humanities Research Master's programme underscores the theoretical and methodological aspects of the humanities in order to contribute to academic depth, interdisciplinarity and future flexibility that extends beyond a single field. The programme offers four specialisations: Historical Studies, Literary Studies, Art and Visual Culture, Slavery, Forced Migration and Reparative Justice. It will prepare you to conduct original research in which you consider complex problems with a multidisciplinary outlook. It’s an indispensable stepping stone for students wanting to pursue an academic career as many of our graduates go on to become PhD candidates.

  • Art and Visual Culture

    Whether you wish to specialise in canonical artworks or forms of visual production like advertisement or YouTube videos, the Art and Visual Culture specialisation will develop your ability to research and analyse visual culture thoroughly.

  • Historical Studies

    The Historical Studies specialisation is dedicated to rigorous historical research in order to obtain a deep understanding of developments of the past and to help us evaluate the merits of modern reinterpretations.

  • Literary Studies

    In the Master's specialisation Literary Studies you will learn how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of literary texts and how they function within society.