Admission requirements

Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture Studies 

Admission to these Masters is based on academic merit and relevant experience. We seek to attract highly qualified candidates and there is considerable competition. Please take care with your application, so as not to compromise your chances of admission.

Admission criteria Arts, Culture and Society

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Admission Criteria Master Arts, Culture and Society

  1. At least a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Dutch university programme with a good overall result, or an equivalent qualification from an international institution. 
    (Students who have not yet obtained their degree may already apply if they expect to graduate before starting with this Master).
  2. Training in arts and culture studies, combined with sociology or another relevant social science background such as political or organisational science, marketing, or didactics, at university level.
  3. Academic training in empirical research methods is required.
  4. We are also looking for a sustained and well-documented interest in the cultural sector, as evidenced by academic training or practical experience.
  5. Sufficient English language skills, documented by recognized tests of English language proficiency, e.g.:
    •  TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum requirement: overall score of 100 in the internet-based test.
    •  IELTS academic (International English Language Testing System), minimum requirement: overall score of 7.0.
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) at least grade B, or Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) will also be accepted.

For native speakers and graduates of recognised academic programmes taught entirely in English, the obligation to take a language test may be dropped after considering your academic performance.

6. You will also be admitted to the programme if you have succesfully completed the pre-master. Please consult these pages to learn more about the application process if you have already completed the pre-master for Arts, Culture and Society.

A further selection is made based on the following criteria:

  • Connection between previous studies and the Arts, Culture and Society programme
  • GPA
  • Motivation
  • International background and orientation

Pre-master Arts, Culture and Society

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Admission Criteria Pre-Master Arts, Culture and Society

For promising candidates who do not meet all entry requirements, we run a one-year pre-master's programme. This preparatory programme caters in particular for students who have little experience with sociology and research methods. 

Entry requirements

  • At least a Dutch hbo degree with a good overall result, or an equivalent higher vocational qualification from an international institution, in the field of arts and culture.
  • Sufficient English language skills. We recommend that you take a TOEFL or IELTS test to prove your English language proficiency at the required level:
    •  TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum requirement: overall score of 100 in the internet-based test.
    •  IELTS academic  (International English Language Testing System), minimum requirement: overall score of 7.0.
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) at least grade B, or Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) will also be accepted.

For native speakers and graduates of recognised academic programmes taught entirely in English, the obligation to take a language test may be dropped after considering your academic performance.

A further selection is made according to the following criteria:

  • Connection between previous studies and the Arts, Culture and Society programme
  • GPA
  • Motivation
  • Well-documented interest in the cultural sector
  • International background and orientation

 

Admission criteria Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

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Admission criteria Master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Essential qualifications for direct admission to the Master CEE are:

  1. At least a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Dutch university programme with a good overall result, or an equivalent qualification from an international institution.
    (Students may already apply before they have obtained their degree if they expect to graduate before starting with this Master).
  2. Some training in economics at university level, combined with a sustained interest in arts and culture documented in academic studies and/or vocational experience.
  3. Some academic training in empirical research methods.
  4. Sufficient English language skills, documented by recognized tests of English language proficiency, e.g.:
    •  TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum requirement: overall score of 100 in the internet-based test.
    •  IELTS academic  (International English Language Testing System), minimum requirement: overall score of 7.0.
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) at least grade B, or Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) will also be accepted.                                                                                   For native speakers and graduates of recognised academic programmes taught entirely in English, the obligation to take a language test may be dropped after considering your academic performance.
  1. You will also be admitted to the programme if you have successfully completed the Pre-master CEE.
    (Please consult this page to learn more about the application process if you have already completed the Pre-master.)
  2. You will also be admitted to the programme if you have succesfully completed the pre-master. Please consult these pages to learn more about the application process if you have already completed the pre-master for Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship.

A further selection is made based on the following criteria:

  • Connection between previous studies and the Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship programme.
  • Your grade average in prior academic training (GPA).
  • A clear and relevant letter of motivation of why you want to participate in this programme.
  • International background and orientation.

Pre-master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

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Admission criteria Pre-Master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

For promising candidates, who do not meet all entry requirements for direct admission to the CEE Master, we run a one-year CEE Pre-master programme. This preparatory programme caters in particular for students who have little university-level experience with economics and research methods. This Pre-Master is particularly suitable for graduates of Dutch HBO programmes or equivalent universities of applied sciences with a more practical orientation than conventional universities, or graduates of art schools and conservatories with some affinity to the social sciences. 

Essential entry requirements

  • At least a Dutch hbo degree with a good overall result, or an equivalent higher education qualification from an international institution.
  • Sufficient English language skills. We recommend that you take a TOEFL or IELTS test to prove your English language proficiency at the required level:
    • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum requirement: overall score of 100 in the internet-based test.
    • IELTS academic (International English Language Testing System), minimum requirement: overall score of 7.0.
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) at least grade B, or Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) will also be accepted.
      For native speakers and graduates of recognised academic programmes taught entirely in English, the obligation to take a language test may be dropped after considering your academic performance.

A further selection is made according to the following criteria:

  • A sustained interest in arts and culture documented in academic studies and/or vocational experience
  • Connection between previous studies and the CEE curriculum
  • The grade average in previous studies (GPA) and other academic / higher education merits
  • A clear and relevant letter of motivation of why you want to participate in this programme
  • International background and orientation

Admission criteria Place, Culture and Tourism

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Admission criteria Master Place, Culture and Tourism

Essential qualifications for direct admission to the Master PCT are:

  1. At least a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Dutch university programme with a good overall result, or an equivalent qualification from an international institution.
    (Students may already apply before they have obtained their degree if they expect to graduate before starting with this Master).
  2. Training in arts and culture studies, sociology or another relevant social science background such as cultural economics, political or organizational science, marketing or didactics, at university level.
  3. Academic training in empirical research methods is desirable.
  4. We are also looking for a sustained and well-documented interest in the cultural or tourism sector, as evidenced by academic training or practical experience.
  5. Sufficient English language skills, documented by recognized tests of English language proficiency, e.g.:
    •  TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum requirement: overall score of 100 in the internet-based test.
    •  IELTS academic  (International English Language Testing System), minimum requirement: overall score of 7.0.
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) grade B or above, or Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English).                                                                                  
      For native speakers and graduates of recognised academic programmes taught entirely in English, the obligation to take a language test may be dropped after considering your academic performance.

You will also be admitted to the programme if you have successfully completed the Pre-master Place, Culture and Tourism. (Please consult this page to learn more about the application process if you have already completed the Pre-Master.)

Pre-Master Place, Culture and Tourism

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Admission criteria Pre-Master Place, Culture and Tourism

For promising candidates who do not meet all entry requirements for direct admission to the PCT Master, we run a one-year PCT Pre-master programme. This preparatory programme caters in particular for students who have little university-level experience with the social sciences and research methods. 

This Pre-Master is particularly suitable for graduates of Dutch HBO programmes, such as tourism-related studies at the college (Hogeschool) or vocational level. The Pre-Master is also suitable for equivalent universities of applied sciences with a more practical orientation than conventional universities, or graduates of art schools and conservatories with some affinity with the social sciences. 

Essential entry requirements

  • At least a Dutch hbo degree with a good overall result, or an equivalent higher education qualification from an international institution, in the field of cultural studies, sociology, cultural economics or tourism studies.
  • Proficiency in English. We recommend that you take a TOEFL or IELTS test to prove your English language proficiency at the required level:
    • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum requirement: overall score of 100 in the internet-based test
    • IELTS academic  (International English Language Testing System), minimum requirement: overall score of 7.0.
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) with grade B or above, or Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English).

For native speakers and graduates of recognized academic programmes taught entirely in English, the obligation to take a language test may be waived with proof of satisfactory academic performance.

A further selection is made according to the following criteria:

    • Connection between previous studies and the Master's programme in Place, Culture and Tourism
    • Grade Point Average (GPA)
    • Motivation
    • Proven interest in the cultural and tourism sector
    • International orientation