Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts offers a wide range of programmes in the area of language, culture, communication, and history. These areas reflect the expertise and research carried out at the faculty. We have an international classroom, a student-centered approach in teaching, keeping our education standards high, and providing career guidance to our students.

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The Faculty of Arts takes a personal approach to teaching. In both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, large-scale lectures are rare. Students are often taught in small groups, where they discuss the course material. Our lecturers and tutors are demanding. Thus, a lot of the study success relies on the student’s commitment, individual strive, and activity in the classroom.  For many years, our degree programmes score highly in the independent rankings of national education studies: Elsevier and Keuzegids Universiteiten. We maintain our top position by having an excellent academic community, continuously listening to our student’s feedback, and adapting to global changes.


Academic research is one of the core tasks of the Faculty of Arts. All our research is carried out at one of the two faculty's research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS). At CLS, innovative research is carried out in the fields of linguistics, language, speech technology and communication, while HLCS is at the forefront of bringing together the faculty’s (art) historical, literary and cultural research.


Students from the Faculty of Arts can look forward to a bright professional future. Due to the comprehensive nature of our degree programmes, students are employable in a wide range of professions. Many of our students work as teachers, public relations officers or communication consultants. The employers are diverse, including schools, universities, and governmental institutions and companies.

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

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