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Literary and Cultural Analysis, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #40 (BCR) Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Bachelor's in Literary and Cultural Analysis from University of Amsterdam highlights philosophical, political, and social perspectives on culture. The programme is perfectly suited to students who have an active and broad interest in contemporary culture, literature and the arts. 
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Overview

Literary and Cultural Analysis from University of Amsterdam offers you the intellectual knowledge and skills to interpret and reflect on literature, art and popular culture. Central to the programme is the hands-on engagement with concrete objects – novels, films, poems, operas, television series, art installations, websites, performances, and so on.  

The detailed analysis of these objects is combined with wide-ranging philosophical, political and social approaches to culture and the arts. In this way, the programme enables you to interpret and evaluate particular texts, images, and objects in relation to larger philosophical explorations and cultural developments.

Is Literary and Cultural Analysis right for you?

Literary and Cultural Analysis the ideal programme for you if:

  • You have an active interest in contemporary culture, literature and the arts.
  • You are fascinated by philosophical and political questions.
  • You have a qualified pre-university diploma – a valid secondary school/high school diploma or Dutch university preparatory education (VWO) diploma.
  • You can demonstrate a good command of the English language.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis and Interpretation
  • Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • Diagnostic Exam English
  • Analysis and Interpretation
  • Literary Worlds: World Literature and Globalisation
  • Key Concepts
  • Contexts and Frames

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

  • Studying with a foreign diploma at the University of Amsterdam means that a student's preparatory education must be equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.
  • The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other European countries, which is usually one or two years higher than in most countries outside of Europe.
  • A student's diploma or certificate from prior education will be compared with the list of country qualifications that has been drawn up by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Nuffic).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8910 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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