Bachelor

Arts and Culture

Do you have broad interests and are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy discussing current social issues? Do you want to understand their historical roots and engage in philosophical reflection? If so, the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture is the right choice for you. 

You will learn to understand Western culture by looking at how it shapes and is shaped by art, science, technology, media and politics. You will explore the issues of modern society from a variety of perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach (based on philosophy, literature and art studies, history, and science and technology studies) will teach you to understand and frame complex social issues. 

You will learn to think analytically, make connections across a variety of perspectives and develop strong argumentation skills. This will make you an attractive employee in a variety of jobs. Arts and Culture graduates work, for instance, as consultants for cultural institutions, policy advisors for governments, journalists and researchers. However, most graduates will opt for a master's degree before they enter the job market.

Information for Dutch-speaking students

All teaching materials are provided in English and students are attending English-taught lectures and tutorials. However, the programme will also offer you the possibility to write your exams, papers and BA thesis in Dutch if you are a Dutch-native speaker.

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Study at FASoS during COVID-19

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The past few months the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and as some parts of the world are slowly re-opening their societies, it becomes clear that special measures need to be taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the new academic year will look like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What will education look like at FASoS? What can you expect from student life? We can't give a conclusive answer to all these questions, but we can try to help you as best we can.
Please visit our information pages to see what your study programme will look like at the beginning of the next academic year.

Online information events

Online information event for new students of Maastricht University

Are you a prospective student and interested in one of our bachelor's programmes?
Since the Experience Days at FASoS have been cancelled, we would like to offer you several online resources which can give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and provide you with some answers to questions you might have. You can visit a Virtual Open Day, compare our bachelor's programmes or make an online personal appointment for more information about the programme of your choice.
We also offer Online Q&A sessions for several programmes.

Application deadlines for academic year 2020-2021:

  • EU/EEA students: 1 August 2020
  • Non-EU/EEA students: 1 June 2020

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Compare our bachelor's programmes

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Are you curious which of our bachelor’s programmes suits you best? Would you like to know what your career opportunities are after finishing one of our four bachelor’s programmes? Are you still unsure which bachelor’s programme to choose? Below you find a useful tool to compare our bachelor’s programmes in terms of content, student profile, and career prospects.

 Compare our bachelor's programmes!

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Students going the extra mile

Bachelor's Open Day

Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day is on 31 October 2020.

 

More about Arts and Culture on our Virtual Open Day

Experience what it’s really like to study at UM:

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  • What I like very much is the interdisciplinary aspect of the programme; we always look at a given problem in society from different angles
    Jeska Onderwater (The Netherlands), Arts and Culture
  • My mother thought Problem-Based Learning would be just my thing
    Vivian van Slooten (20, Netherlands), Arts and Culture

News

  • Two Bachelor's Thesis prizes for FASoS students

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    During the Dies Natalis 2020 two FASoS students were presented with the Bachlor's Thesis Prize.

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  • Alumn Remco Beckers works at Bureau Europa

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Interview with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences alumn Remco Beckers about his job as project coordinator and curator at Bureau Europa.

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  • YUFE map

    YUFE - legwork and lofty ambitions

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    Studying in ten different countries in a university that transcends geographical, political, linguistic, and disciplinary borders? The alliance Young Universities for the Future of Europe, under the leadership of Maastricht University, has won funds to create a European university. Now begins the frantic race to realise this aureate ambition. And UM students have a role to play…

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