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Heritage Studies: Departing from Space and Memory

typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd, deeltijd
numerus fixusnee
Most people find heritage essential as a carrier of their environment and consider it an unmistakable part of culture. They see a connection between the visual and material features of objects, ensembles and structures, and the people as their creators and those who remember. This connection can be strengthened by the dissemination of knowledge, access to space and memory cultures, documenting, presenting. The spatial and memory approach is the general denominator of the international master Heritage Studies. Space is understood as a visually and socially localized entity and as such a deposit of old(er) historical layers and historical (sometimes painful) events. Memory is fused with sites or stored in institutions, nations, groups or individuals.

The staff of the master includes architectural historians, archaeologists, historians and historical geographers. Staff-members are connected to research within the interdisciplinary heritage Research Institute CLUE+, jointly founded by a number of faculties of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. CLUE+ initiates, develops and exchanges research into spatial transformations and memory processes.

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

VU offers the only Heritage Studies master programme that focuses on a spatial perspective in Europe. The university has a international character and outlook, making it the ideal place to study heritage in an international context. The Amsterdam Canal District is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town of Amsterdam is internationally renowned as a city of culture, art and tolerance. It offers a great context for studying spatial heritage in relationship to urban transformations and tourism.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet75% zelfstudie
case study, excursion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, internship, exhibition, tutorial, working group, self study
study abroad
With permission from examination committee you can also do the following:

  • Internship (max 12 EC)
  • Individual reflection a & b
  • Studying abroad
  • Other electives from other programmes, such as history, city planning, building archaeology or historical geography

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Je meldt je aan voor deze opleiding via Studielink. Je inschrijving is pas volledig afgerond als je bevestiging hebt gekregen van Studielink en de betaling van het collegegeld hebt geregeld voor 31 augustus 2018.

aanvullende vakeisen


The MA Heritage Studies is open to Students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in: Archaeology; Art History (with a specialization in Architectural History); Ancient Studies (provided that 60 ECTS is spent on Archaeology); Social Geography (with knowledge of Historical Geography); History (with some specialization in environmental or city-country relations); or Students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in one of the following design disciplines: Planning; Architecture; Landscape Architecture; Town planning (preferably with a focus on the history of the built environment or the history of the discipline).

  • Met een HBO-diploma kun je niet direct instromen in de master Erfgoedstudies. Je kunt wel tot de studie worden toegelaten nadat je de premaster Erfgoedstudies met succes hebt afgerond. Als je tot de premasterclass bent toegelaten met een HBO-diploma, dan is deelname aan een assessment verplicht. Voor meer info:

Ad­mis­sion with Dutch Uni­ver­sity de­gree 

Dutch students can apply via Studielink before the June 1st for the master programme Heritage Studies under the label Erfgoedstudies.
After you have applied for the master in Studielink, you will receive two emails with your login details for VUnet (VU studentportal). Please complete your application in VUnet . Don't forget to fill in your specialization on VUnet : Heritage Studies.

Next to this, you'll need to provide all the documents containing the information we need to decide whether you are admissible. The following required documents should be send to:

  • application form (Dutch)
  • transcript of records (scan of original)
  • motivation letter
  • curriculum vitae

Your application will be reviewed by the Admission Board of Faculty of Humanities. You will be informed whether you have been admitted via Studielink.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


26 studenten volgen deze opleiding
62% daarvan is vrouw
1 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% daarvan is vrouw
22864 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
58% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Heritage Studies aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 7 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

With your diploma in Heritage Studies you are an expert to negotiate with designers, planners, board members, politicians, entrepreneurs and other decision makers. National, provincial and municipal government bodies and stakeholders in the market need highly educated professionals who contribute heritage knowledge in societal issues, policy matters and design questions in the spatial arena.
There is also a need for experts who follow governance and policy in spatial planning with their critical intellectual observations and who can found or formulate alternative policies in a scientific manner, integrating heritage and memory in plans for the future spatial organisation of European countries.

And of course heritage experts are wanted in the institutions for the protection and conservation of buildings and sites which is oriented towards valuation, selection and protection of heritage objects and complexes.

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T: (020) 598 5000
Irena Paap

International Student Advisor

T: +31 (20) 59 85252
Dr. L.R. Egberts


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