Arts, Media and Literary Studies

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Are you curious, eager to learn and ready to shape the role of the arts and the media in society and culture? Then you are the right person for this Research Master!

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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

The two-year Master's track in Arts, Media and Literary Studies is a specialization within the Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture.

Arts, Media and Literary Studies equips students with knowledge and skills to become researchers and experts on the role that the arts, literature and media play in society, now and in the past. The programme offers a rich multi- and interdisciplinary framework within which students can specialize in one of the following disciplines or combinations of disciplines, under close supervision of a highly qualified research faculty:

  • arts and culture education,
  • cognitive studies of arts, media and culture,
  • cultural studies,
  • digital humanities,
  • film studies,
  • history of art, architecture and landscape,
  • literary studies
  • media and journalism studies,
  • music studies,
  • theatre and performance studies.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Innovative research perspectives and methods to analyse the changing forms and roles of the arts, media and literature in our globalizing world
  • Solid disciplinary profiling, in a stimulating inter- and multidisciplinary framework
  • A cosmopolitan and intellectually stimulating learning environment, with highly qualified staff, excellent international research networks and contacts with professional worlds
  • Small groups, with interactive, innovative and intensive coursework.


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All students participate in the programme's shared core, comprised of six courses of 5 ECTS (a total of 30 ECTS).
Alongside this common core, students build their own disciplinary profile by choosing, in their first year, three or four electives (25 EC in total). They also take a total of 10 ECTS offered by a national research school, which allows them to extend their knowledge to other approaches and establish contact with peers and scholars from other universities.
In their second year, students hone their research skills in three specialization modules (25 ECTS in total). These specialisations can take the form of a tutorial or of research internships, in which students join a research project led by a senior researcher (we strongly advise students to do at least one research internship). Such an internship can also be a project conducted for and with stakeholders in the world of the arts and the media. An internship is typically completed with the writing, publishing and public presentation of a paper or report, at a conference or for targeted professional or broad audiences.

Students are encouraged to spend (part of) the specialization semester abroad, facilitated by the International Office. For all internships, tutorials and international stays, they can draw on the staff's excellent national and international research networks and on a rich range of contacts with stakeholders, such as museums, cultural institutions, archives, municipalities, educational institutions, regional, national and European institutions and policy makers.

1e jaar Four consecutive courses, in which students develop their capacity for critical reflection and acquire in-depth knowledge of theories of arts, media and literature and of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, depending on the students' research orientation
Theories of Culture and Research in the Humanities
5 EC
10 EC
10 EC
Theories and Analysis of Arts, Media and Literature
5 EC
Research Methods 1
5 EC
5 EC
Arts and Media in Society
5 EC
Research Methods 2
5 EC
10 EC
2e jaar
Specialisation 1
10 EC
Specialisation 2
10 EC
Specialisation 3
5 EC
Research Design
5 EC
Research Master's Thesis AMLS
30 EC


specialisatie Master's placement

During this Master's track, you can follow a research placement for ECTS credit points where you get the opportunity to participate and getting more involved in research.

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Office for Student Affairs can offer help with this where necessary.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet25% zelfstudie
50% theorie
25% praktijk
literature study, internship, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project, seminar
study guidance
If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. She knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
exchange programs
  • Visit the website about our exchange programmes - Nederland
honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2314 (€1157 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 13600
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16000

1 februari 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2023
wettelijk tarief : € 2314 (€1157 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 13600
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16000

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2024
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Please note: Would you like to start this degree programme on February 1 2023, by means of the temporary suspension of the Bachelor's-before-Master's rule? Then please contact the study advisor (under the "Contact" button) for more information.


BA degree in:

  • a modern European language and culture study (with a specialization in literature, film and culture)
  • American Studies
  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Media Studies
  • Classical Studies (with a specialization in literature, film and culture)
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • other related fields

Excellent academic record.

A Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Additional language requirement English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum score for speaking and writing of 25 (each)), or an IELTS score of 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

A letter outlining the prospective student's motivation for selecting the programme and Research Master's track, including their expectations and interests.

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale 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


22 studenten volgen deze opleiding
82% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2017
?% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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Meander is the study association of Arts and Architectural History at the University of Groningen. The aim of this study association is to unite its members and to offer additional activities in which both social and educational aspects play a role. The activities organized by Meander range from interesting lectures to excursions abroad.
During these activities, the academic background of the lecturer is also being addressed in order to establish a link with the future career of students of Arts and Architectural History.
Synthesis is the new study association for all Research Master students from the Faculty of Arts. Synthesis is both a social network and a platform for the academic development of young scholars. Given our shared interest in academic research, Synthesis organizes a variety of seminars, lectures and workshops about academic skills or career strategy with interesting speakers from different fields.
Synthesis also aims to create and maintain an active Research Master community by organizing social activities such as drinks, dinners and fun trips. Join our Facebook group for more information.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Lisa-maria van Klaveren
Arts, Media and Literary Studies focusses especially on theory and methods: within small groups of fellow students and professors with diverse research interests, these are discussed and reflected on a lot

FreedomIn my research master Arts, Media and Literary Studies, I focus on the interaction between artist, art and the beholder, how does art move us, and the way we are literally and figuratively moved. I chose this research master because it provides the opportunity to explore these interconnections in depth while offering the freedom to chose from a wide range of possibilities to broaden my horizon. There are only a few core courses and together with the staff, you can design your own programme according to interests, curiosities and needs...
The programme is challenging and demands a lot of reading, critical thinking and academic writing. At the same time, it takes you a step further in your own development of research skills. I chose this programme at the University of Groningen because it offers this precise and in-depth knowledge of theories and methods that I feel I need for academic research. And I would definitely recommend this research master to students who are eager and curious to learn and understand the role of arts in our society.

lees verder ...
Patty Huijbers
Research Master's Student Patty Huijbers About Her Research Assistants Programme


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€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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4/13 Maastricht University
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66% vrouw
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€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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71% vrouw
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€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Arts, Media and Literary Studies aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 5 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Arts, Media and Literary Studies prepares students for successful careers as researchers in academic and non-academic contexts and for leading positions in cultural, educational or governmental institutions, in the creative and media industries, and as cultural mediators or entrepreneurs.

As a graduate of this track, you will have an analytical, critical and independent attitude towards the arts and culture. You will be well prepared for a research career in the areas of literature, arts and culture, both at universities and private research institutes.

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