Master

Art, Literature and Society

What critical role do artists, philosophers, writers and poets play in today’s society?  What is the point of art in public spaces? What can your role as a future student of culture mean to society? If you are passionate about such issues, the master’s programme in Art, Literature and Society could be the programme for you. The programme is aimed at critical and creative thinkers who have a large array of interests. As a graduate of this programme, you will have broad insights into modern day questions of national and international importance. You will also have experience conducting incisive debates and will be able to contribute to contemporary discussions surrounding art and literature.

You will get an MA in Arts and Culture with a specialisation in Art, Literature and Society.

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 thesis in Dutch if you are a Dutch-native speaker.

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Felix Quarnström, Student Ambassador Art, Literature and Society

Felix Quarnström is from Finland, he has a bachelor’s degree in Art, Literature & Culture, specialisation Arts and Culture from Maastricht University and decided to come back to Maastricht for the master’s programme in Art, Literature and Society. “After my bachelor’s degree I took a gap year and moved to Berlin, like many of my fellow students. I tried to find a job but when that didn’t work out, I went back to Finland and worked a while as a radio host. I always knew that I wanted to do a master’s programme, the question was which one. I looked at semiotics, one of my favourite topics, and film-related studies. Considered other universities as well, but in the end I found I missed Maastricht. I’d really enjoyed my bachelor’s study here, so I figured I would definitely like this master’s programme as well, if not more. And I do! So far, it’s been great. I’m definitely not done with studying yet and might take up a second master’s after this year.”

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Felix Quarnström, Ambassador Art, Literature and Society 2017-2018 (2)

“It’s inspirational to look at the world from different angles while keeping an open eye to what’s happening around you.”

  • “This is an inspiring environment with like-minded people where I can pursue my own interests.”
    Beata Stolnykh, Student Ambassador Art, Literature and Society 2016-2017
  • Everybody in my class comes from a completely different background and it helps you see things from different perspectives
    Nina Paszkowski, Art, Literature and Society
  • I’m less quick to judge these days
    Vilja Bemelen (The Netherlands), Art, Literature and Society

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    • As you might have noticed, the Vrijthof has been closed for a couple of weeks now, due to the André Rieu concerts. It sure looks beautiful at night. 🎆 @ Vrijthof

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      Watch the video of #MaastrichtYoungAcademy about Dr. Anna Harris, who conducts research on the role of technology in teaching diagnostic skills at FASoS and Skillslab!

      The Maastricht Young Academy (MYA) is a group of early-career scientists from Maastricht University. Their aim is to operate as an independent - and, when necessary critical - platform within the university.

      1 week 4 days ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      In May 2018 FASoS students were asked to fill in a questionnaire about the provision of student information at FASoS. A big thank you to all the participants!

      The results are very useful for the further development of student communication. Based on the answers we have already made small improvements. For example, students asked for one page where all the contact details can be found of the Office of Student Affairs on the Student Intranet. This has been done. More improvements will follow after summer, we will keep you posted.

      As announced one the respondents could win a Bandito voucher. The lucky winner is Marius Risse!

      1 week 5 days ago