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European Culture

This minor offers students an orientation in the discipline of European Culture. Students gain knowledge of the field of European Cultural studies, by means of an overview of European culture, its principal research methods, and learn to apply these to present-day themes and topics within European culture.

This minor represents a unique proposition in the Faculty and the University. It offers Humanities students, but also those from Social Sciences, Economics and Law, the opportunity to specialize in the academic study of European Culture. Students from different disciplines, from history, media studes, art history and languages, but also from sociology, political science and anthropology, have good reason to study European culture-related questions.

Study schedule

Semester 1

  • Articulating Europe: Cultural History of a Political Idea (12 EC)
  • Major workshop European Culture (6 EC)

Semester 2

Electives up to 12 EC:

  • Gender in Modern Europe: Realities and Representations (6 EC)
  • Literary representation of Europe and the Other (6 EC)
  • Post-colonial Encounters in Arts and Culture
  • Spain: Mediterranean Microcosm of Europe (6 EC)

Master's programme

The minor in European Culture may serve as a good preparation for students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in European Studies, e.g.:

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.


You can enrol in this minor after 9 April 2020.

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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