M.A. On Campus

Identity and Integration (European Studies)

University of Amsterdam

12 months
16060 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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In the Identity and Integration (European Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam, you will study contemporary challenges in Europe and the EU from the perspectives of history, arts and culture, media and politics.


European cultural identities

Culture is at the heart of the challenges that Europe and the EU currently face. The complexities of Brexit, populism, migration and multiculturalism cannot be properly understood without considering the pivotal importance of identity issues at the local, national and transnational level, and taking into account Europe’s cultural and historical transformations.

In the Identity and Integration (European Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam, you will approach the study of European identity and cultural diversity within the disciplines of historiography, and cultural and literary studies. You will gain the in-depth theoretical knowledge on European history and culture necessary to study tensions and conflicts in Europe, and to understand contemporary debates about European integration and identity. You will explore intersections of culture and politics by focusing mainly on four topics: nationalism and national identities, transnational manifestations of European culture, the changing idea of Europe and European identity, and the employment of culture in community-building policies and practices in the EU.

Why study European Studies - Identity and Integration from University of Amsterdam

The MA Programme Identity and Integration offers students:

  • A vibrant, research-oriented study environment.
  • A strong focus on the intersection of culture and contemporary politics in Europe.
  • A unique combination of history and cultural and literary studies to study Europe.
  • A comprehensive study programme taught by internationally renowned experts from the field.
  • A broad range of electives that will enable you to tailor your programme according to your personal interests and career goals.
  • A stimulating international classroom with students and lecturers from all over Europe and beyond.
  • A small-scale programme with individual coaching.
  • Opportunities to meet and engage with experts from professional practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Breaking Europe: Cultures of Nationalism
  • Making Europe: Ideologies and Power
  • Skills Seminar: European Capitals of Culture
  • Intimate Politics: Culture and Subjectivity in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia
  • Envisioning East and West: Travel writing and cultural identities in modern Europe
  • European Geopolitics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in 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 History, Literary studies, Modern European Languages or any other study that has trained you in the history or analysis of arts and culture.
  • You need to be familiar with humanities methods and approaches to the study of European history and culture.
  • English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 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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