24 months
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17500 EUR/year
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About

Our specialised and intensive Master's Art History programme at Utrecht University immerses you in traditional and innovative approaches to the history of art. 

Overview

Working in close connection with museums and heritage institutions in the Netherlands and abroad, you will acquire the theoretical insights and practical experience necessary for a career in academia or the museum world.

The  Master's Art History programme at Utrecht University is not limited to a single period or geographical area but singles out important developments in the field. It is structured such that you can pursue your personal interests. You are encouraged to critically reflect on the past as well as imagine new possibilities in the study of art history, material culture, and museums.

The programme’s long-standing ties with major art museums and heritage institutions in the Netherlands and abroad ensure an integrated approach of theoretical and practical aspects. Dutch students often spend a semester in a major museum abroad while students from other countries usually intern at a major Dutch or Flemish museum.

Careers

After graduation graduates of our RMA programme will often find PhD positions, or jobs in:
  • art galleries
  • museums
  • research libraries
  • archives
  • the art trade
  • publishing
Some of our graduates have gone on as independent exhibition organisers.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History: Institutions And Current Research
  • Digital Perspectives: A Course On Computational Art History And Its Development
  • Trends And Shifts In Art History, 2000-2015
  • Art History: Knowledge, Technologies, And Material Culture
  • Art History: Global And Transcultural Art History
  • Research Design: Art History

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

This is a selective Master's. You will be considered for admission to the research Master’s programme in Art History if you have a Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch university or foreign equivalent (research university degree) and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills:

  • You are able to interpret and apply complex theories in the field of art history, as demonstrated by a relevant research paper or Bachelor’s thesis.
  • You are able to design, perform, analyse, and report on scholarly research in art history, as demonstrated by a relevant research paper or Bachelor’s thesis.
  • You have a strong motivation to do independent research, which is discussed convincingly in your motivation letter.
  • You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written from, as demonstrated by your motivation letter, an interview, and if possible a writing sample (which can be one of the papers mentioned above).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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