The MA in Art, Literature and Society addresses contemporary debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy, and culture. The direction you take depends on your prior studies and your passions. The critique of nationalism in recent German literature? The humanities in academia? Architecture and politics? Fascism and modernism? Darwinian aesthetics? Are we our brain? The role of art in the future of democracy? The key term here is interdisciplinarity: you learn to approach debates not as a philosopher, a political scientist or columnist, a journalist, or as a historian, but rather from a broad spectrum of viewpoints in a programme that remains unique in the Netherlands.
Graduates of this programme will have gained:
What role do artists and writers play in modern society? What’s the point of art in public spaces? Has the novel lost its importance? What do writers and artists contribute to social and political issues? The main question and focus is: what’s going on in national and international artistic and literary practices right now and how to situate, historicize and contextualize this. This programme is for critical and creative thinkers with broad interests.
For students with a relevant University of Applied Sciences degree (e.g. HBO/Hochschule), or an academic BA or BSc Bachelor in a field that does not grant direct admission into this programme, there is a Pre-master year ("schakeljaar").
The following documents must be submitted with your application:
There are plenty of scholarships available: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/ServiceCentres/SSC/AdministrationAndPracticalServices/SSC/Scholarships/UMScholarships.htm