VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam collaborate in the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). This joint venture offers you the widest range of master's education in the field of Ancient Studies and Archaeology in the Netherlands.
If you are interested in studying abroad for a semester or two, the VU University Amsterdam is an excellent choice! A high-quality university with a social heart, where you will benefit from the personal atmosphere and easy access to all facilities due to our campus setting and still have the vibrant city of Amsterdam close at hand. The university’s slogan is ‘A wide perspective’, which is certainly true for the Faculty of Arts. Check out our international programmes and see what interesting courses we have to offer!
From September 2010, the VU University Amsterdam offers the unique Master's Degree Programme Design Cultures, a specialization of the Master Comparative Arts and Media Studies. The one-year, English-taught MA-programme at the VU will study product design, graphic design and fashion in a broad social, cultural and academic context. The Premsela Chair of Design Cultures focuses on the research of design culture from a historical and theoretical perspective.
VU-NT2 offers language education to VU students, VU employees and anyone who wants to learn (or inprove) how to speak, understand, write and read Dutch. For teachers, professionals and organizations, VU-NT2 offers a teacher training, development of course materials and methods, expert advice, masterclasses and thematic collaboration.
Metaphor Studies is a one-year master programme in English that is unique in the world. It is taught by internationally well-known specialists. Metaphor Studies is an interdisciplinary programme, including linguistic, cognitive and social aspects of metaphor in written and spoken interaction. Attention is given to fundamental and applied issues of metaphor, which may each form the basis of the master thesis.
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts. In September 2014 the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy joined hands in the new Faculty of Humanities. You can find the latest news and events, information about (doing) research, and our Bachelor and Master programmes on the new website of the Faculty of Humanities.
The personal webpages of our academic staff are still available on this website.
Go to vu.nl for more information about VU University Amsterdam and the complete list of courses and programmes on offer.