24 months
16500 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you wish to specialise in canonical artworks or forms of visual production like advertisement or YouTube videos, Art and Visual Culture (Research) program at Radboud University will develop your ability to research and analyse visual culture thoroughly.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Research Master’s specialisation in Art and Visual Culture studies the theories and practices of visual culture from various angles, including the ways in which the interpretation of visual expressions change within particular cultural contexts.

This specialisation is designed for cultural scholars, classical archaeologists, and art historians alike. You’ll gain insight into the methods and theories of the humanities at large, as well as those specific to your own field.

Throughout the program, you will be offered plenty of opportunities to focus on your own topic in the fields of Art-History, Cultural Studies and Archaeology.

Future career opportunities

This Art and Visual Culture (Research)  program at Radboud University   is primarily intended to prepare its students for an academic career, in particular as PhD researchers. About half of our graduates find such a position in the Netherlands or abroad. The other half also do well and often find academic research-oriented positions. Some of them have been selected as candidates for in company training programs of institutions of higher education or governmental organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Theoreticians in the Humanities
  • Art in its Historical Context
  • Methods and Techniques in the Humanities
  • Contemporary Debates in the Humanities
  • The Body in Art and Visual Culture
  • Key Research in Art and Visual Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed Bachelor's degree from a Research University in Art History, Cultural Studies or Classical Languages and Culture or a related area. The Admission Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted.
  • Your average grade during the final two years of your BA studies has to have been at least a 7.5 and your Bachelor’s thesis had to have received a grade of at least 8.0 (Grades in the Netherlands are out of 10. For more informatio see Conversion of international grades).
  • Strong motivation
  • You have to be able to demonstrate your motivation for and affinity with international and interdisciplinary academic research. A selection committee will evaluate the motivation of each applicant separately.
  • Letter of reference

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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