Bachelors in Social Sciences

Area & Cultural Studies


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Area studies comprise all fields of a society from a certain geographic spot. Research in this field usually involves social sciences combined with humanities, with aspects such as the diaspora community and emigration. Meanwhile, cultural studies focus on perspectives and practices in certain cultures from Asian, African, American or Latin regions, and pay a special attention to ideology, class structures, ethnics, generations and other important factors.

Students in a Bachelor’s programme in area and cultural studies can choose an international university and specialize in one of the main civilizations or study abroad and learn more about the roots of that local culture. Students will develop international cultural sensibilities, an open mind to what makes a culture unique, but also similar to others, as well as find new ways of effective communication.

Area and cultural studies is a discipline that constantly blends theory with research, in order to understand the meaning that humans give to the world around them. Graduates have high chances of becoming analysts of the society, sociologists, marketing specialists, teachers or lecturers, in the public or private environment.

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Suggested Bachelors in Area & Cultural Studies

B.A. American Studies

The track American Studies from Radboud University offers you the possibility of immersing yourself in the culture, literature, history, politics and media of the United States. This programme allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of one of today's most influential countries in the world.

B.A. Arts and Culture Studies

Are you passionate about culture? Do you like sitting front row – be it at music festivals, Shakespearean tragedies, art-house-films, television series, cutting edge exhibitions or poetry slams? And are you interested in developing new skills for analyzing and describing your experiences from a range of theoretical perspectives? Are you ready to join the social and political debate on the arts? Then the Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen is just the thing for you.

B.Sc. Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

The bachelor’s programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at VU is the best in the Netherlands. You will explore familiar and unfamiliar worlds, far away and close to home. You will study topics such as globalization, migration, emancipation and global and local inequality, and will discover the differences and similarities between groups and societies. 

B.A. Celtic Languages and Culture

Utrecht's University Bachelor of Arts in Celtic Languages and Culture is all about gods, heroes and saints; typical rituals, age-old legends and literary masterpieces. Before the beginning of the Christian era, Celtic-speaking people populated an area covering almost all of Europe as we know it today and developed rich cultures.