WO Master - Kunst en Cultuur

Humanities (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam
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Bekostiging: Overheid
Diploma: Master of Arts

Over de opleiding

The Humanities Research Master is a unique programme that provides extensive training in research design, within the context of an inspiring and sustainable interdisciplinary research environment.

The VU Humanities Research Master offers an excellent route to prepare yourself for an internationally oriented, scientific career, or for other research related positions. During the intensive curriculum you will develop in depth knowledge of the theories, methods and techniques of your research field, learn to connect with other science fields, develop your research skills and your talent to pos...

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Toelating & selectie

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  • Aanvullende eisen
  • In order to be admitted directly we require a full Bachelor's degree and an average grade of minimally a 7.5 out of 10.

  • A certified list of the academic results obtained to date (qualifications and lists of grades).

  • The student should have a proficient level of academic English, proof of excellent study results and motivation for doing academic research.

  • Unless English is your first language, you must be able to prove your knowledge of English is sufficient.

  • We have an online application system, in which you will be asked to upload the following documents: * copy of your Bachelor's degree and transcript of records * Letter of motivation * Curriculum vitae * Bachelor's or Master's thesis * Two letters of recommendation * Description of courses of previous education and a list of all the main literature * English language test

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Tarieven 2018 / 2019 2019 / 2020
Wettelijk € 2.060 € 2.083


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Mogelijkheden binnen de opleiding

  • Varianten
  • Humanities Research : Global History
  • Literature plays a role in the representation and shaping of contested spaces. In this master, you explore how literary texts have played a role in shaping our experience of such contested spaces.

    Novels, poems, and plays shape our perceptions and affect our lived experience of such spaces as the nation, wilderness, or the body. These spaces are contested in our current context, and have been in the past centuries. We encourage you to pursue your fascination with the ways in which literary representations interact with real or imagined spaces, geographies and ecosystems. You focus on literature and three kinds of contested space: the (trans)national, the environment, and the body. We welcome students who are keen to hone their critical thinking and research skills; we offer you the chance to pursue your research interests under the guidance of specialists in the field. Our program is taught by enthusiastic lecturers whose research focuses on the relations between literature and the body, transnational exchange, and ecocriticism. The lecturers in the program are specialists in the field of English or American Literature, from the early modern period to now. We also draw on the expertise of researchers of Dutch literature from the Golden Age to now. Our lecturers, mentors and tutors will provide you with individual guidance in the pursuit of your research interests.

  • Do you want to indulge your linguistic passion and engage in linguistic research? Then the Research Master Linguistics is the programme for you.

    The two-year Research Master in Linguistics, specialization of the Humanities research master, trains you as a professional linguistic researcher, specialised in either Human Language Technology or in Forensic Linguistics. Both tracks are aimed at linguists who are looking for a solid training in linguistics, coupled with a challenging specialization in young research fields with a fundamental concern for current society. The programs for the two tracks partly overlap. All students take general courses in the field of humanities research and linguistics, both on theory and methodology. Human Language Technology is a young and rapidly evolving research field that holds a unique position between linguistics and computer science. Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law is a new and exciting field, which has both a narrow and a broad definition. In its more specific sense it denotes the use of linguistic evidence in the courtroom. During the programme, you will choose four courses from a list of available Master's courses. You will base your choice on your own interests and the specialization that you wish to pursue. The programme is taught in English.

  • The Research Master's programme Critical Studies in Art and Culture focuses on current developments in visual arts, architecture, design and media, from a theoretical and historical perspective.

    In a globalizing cultural world in which art, architecture, design and media are ever more closely integrated and packaged as “creative industries,” disciplinary boundaries need questioning and challenging, yet a thorough grounding in older and newer disciplines such as art history, architectural history, design culture, and media studies is a prerequisite for doing so. You will focus on the analysis of “visual objects”: of artifacts in various media that function as images. This ranges from landscapes, cities and buildings to artworks in various media, as well as film, television, design and games. Notions as inter-, cross- and transmediality play an important part in the program. Since artifacts, media and forms of intermediality can only exist in specific social, institutional, economical and ideological frameworks and networks, the Master will equip you with the analytical and critical tools for analyzing these. Each of the four main disciplines that inform the specialization brings specific theories and methods to the table, and the programme seeks to foster a sense of their interconnectedness, highlighting their specific potential as well as possible limitations.

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Hoe tevreden waren studenten in 2018 over aspecten van deze opleiding?

Deze opleiding
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Landelijk gemiddelde
Humanities (research)
Studenttevredenheid 3.8 / 5 3.8 / 5
Sfeer 4.1 / 5 4.1 / 5
Inhoud 3.8 / 5 3.8 / 5
Algemene vaardigheden 4.1 / 5 4.1 / 5
Wetenschappelijke vaardigheden 4.1 / 5 4.1 / 5
Voorbereiding beroepsloopbaan 3.8 / 5 3.8 / 5
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