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Heritage and Memory Studies (Heritage Studies)

18 months
16060 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Taught by cultural historians, art historians, architectural historians, archaeologists, and sociologists, the Heritage and Memory Studies (Heritage Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam offers a professional, interdisciplinary programme in which you study heritage and memory from a critical, cultural-historic and spatial perspective.


Heritage and Memory Studies at the UvA

In the Heritage and Memory Studies (Heritage Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam, you will research the various meanings attached to heritage in a museological and educational context (i.e. listed buildings, theme parks, visual media and tourism) as well as its political use. Looking at, for example, the heritage and memory of the Second World War or of the colonial past, you will deal with the inherent frictions that come with historical 'layering', the quest for authenticity in the digital age, museological preservation, public and private management of heritage artefacts and the tourist experience.

You are encouraged to shape the programme to suit your own specific interests in the field. As a Dual Master's programme, the Master's in Heritage and Memory Studies offers a unique combination of practical experience, specialist knowledge and theoretical reflection, and an internship as a central component of the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Heritage and Memory Theory
  • Who Owns the Past?
  • Internship Heritage and Memory Studies
  • Current Issues: Excursion Abroad - Heritage and Memory Studies
  • Thesis Heritage and Memory Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
  • 7.5 (Dutch educational system).
  • B/3.6 (American system)
  • 2.1 (an upper second class degree in the British system)
  • C (ECTS-system)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the fields of cultural anthropology, cultural studies, (art) history, archaeology and prehistory, social geography, or urban planning; the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of heritage and memory studies
  • English language requirements
  • Interview
  • GPA for the courses related to the dual master’s programme you are pursuing: A/3.6 (American system), 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system), B (ECTS-system), 7.5 (Dutch system)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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