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Cultural Analysis

The minor in Cultural Analysis offers you the opportunity to expand your bachelor's with courses that focus on the interdisciplinary, theoretical, and critical study of contemporary culture.

From the 1960s onwards, Cultural Studies opened up the traditional objects of the Humanities to social, political, and philosophical questions; moreover, it introduced formerly neglected objects from popular, sub- and underclass cultures. 

Study programme

The minor in Cultural Analysis comprises 30 ECTS and consists of the following courses:

Semester 1

  • Literary and Cultural Theory (12 EC)
  • Cultural Analysis (6 EC) 

Semester 2

  • Living On: How to survive the 21st Century armed only with a Humanities degree (12 EC)

Master's programme

The minor in Cultural Analysis may serve as a good preparation for students who want to apply for admission to the one-year Master's in Comparative Cultural Analysis or the two-year Research Master's Cultural Analysis.

Entry requirements

This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. This entails that you must have obtained at least 48 ECTS in your propaedeutic year. 

The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes.


It is no longer possible to apply for the minor in Cultural Analysis in the academic year 2020-2021. The maximum number of participants has been reached.

A minor in Humanities

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. You can find more information on the following website:

Feiten & cijfers
Studielast 30 EC,
Voertaal Engels
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