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How long you will study
12 months

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EUR 2060

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Course starts
February, September

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About Arts and Culture at University of Groningen

Wil je meer weten over de geschiedenis en maatschappelijke context van kunst? Gaat je interesse uit naar architectuur, stedenbouw of cultuurlandschappen? Dan is deze masteropleiding iets voor jou.

Binnen deze eenjarige masteropleiding kun je kiezen uit achttracks.
1. In de track Kunstgeschiedenisbestudeer je de geschiedenis en praktijk van oude en modernebeeldende kunst. Je leert kunstwerken analyseren en interpreteren.Daarnaast verdiep je je in de kunstkritiek en -theorie en leer jeover wetenschappelijk onderzoek op het gebied vankunstgeschiedenis.

2. De track ConservatorenopleidingKunstgeschiedenis biedt je de kans om niet alleen gedegeninzicht te krijgen in de museale wereld maar ook tijdelijk werkzaamte zijn in een belangrijk museum in Nederland ofBelgië. De Conservatorenopleiding is eeneenjarige mastertrack, met de mogelijkheid op een aansluitendestage van een half jaar.

3.Historyof Architecture and Town Planning (Engelstalig) richt zich opde historie en de maatschappelijke rol van architectuur enstedenbouw. Je besteedt veel aandacht aan de architectuur enstedenbouw van de negentiende en twintigste eeuw en hun sociale,culturele en economische context.

4. In de track Landschapsgeschiedenisbestudeer je de opbouw, ontstaanswijze en betekenis van hetNederlandse en Europese cultuurlandschap. De kennis die jeontwikkelt, leer je actief inzetten voor ruimtelijke ordening,erfgoedzorg en landschapsbeheer.

5. In the track Arts,Cognition and Criticism students gain an understanding ofculture as a complex individual and collective cognitive process.Through culture, humans continuously create, distribute, negotiate,criticise, and reconsider their experiences, values, ideas, andperspectives. The focus in this specialisation is on how the artsinnovate, and reflect upon, the cultural sphere.

6. Arts,Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship defined its mission asdevising strategies for art in the public sphere. This programmecontributes to the reflection on how the organization of artsproduction, dissemination, and contextualization affects therealisation of artistic values in society.

7. The track Music,Theatre and Performance Studies offers a rich field of studywhich encompasses both emergent and historically establishedpractices in music and the performing arts. It highlights thosephenomena which most impact the organization, experience, andcreative potential of musical and theatre makers and audiences in the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries.

8. The track Filmand Contemporary Audiovisual Media focuses on the study of theaesthetic, senso-perceptual, cognitive and cultural effects offilm, television, and other forms of audiovisual media used in avariety of viewing and artistic practices.

After your studies

Job prospects

Als je Kunstgeschiedenis hebt gekozen, kun je overal werken waarkunst en visuele cultuur centraal staan. Met de track Kunsten,Cultuur en Media kun je functies bekleden in de organisatie van dekunstwereld. Als je Architectuur en Stedenbouwgeschiedenis hebtgedaan, kun je werk vinden in de ruimtelijke ordening en hetcultureel erfgoed. Na de track Landschapsgeschiedenis kun je jekennis inzetten in ruimtelijke ordeningsprocessen en natuur- enlandschapsbeheer.

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language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

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What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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