Art, Literature and Society
This programme will not be offered in academic year 2021-2022. It is temporarily paused for a revision which aims to strengthen the domains of art, literature, culture, history and philosophy at our faculty.
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
Instead of choosing the English taught master’s programme Art, Literature and Society, it is also possible to choose the master’s programme Kunst, Literatuur en Samenleving where you follow the academic skills trainings in Dutch and write your essays and master’s thesis in Dutch.
For more information on this master, please check the programme website.
- A focus on current and topical debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy and culture
- The possibility to customise your programme
- A variety of course-related skills trainings (e.g. conceptual analysis and discourse analysis)
- You will be prepared for a career in administration, the media or academia
- 1-year, full-time master in a truly international environment, starts in September
- Weekly: 8-10 contact hrs, 32 hrs independent study
Kickstart your career at our Master's Open Day
Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master’s Open Day is on Saturday 20 November 2021.
"I have a passion for the educational side of social justice, which will also be the topic of my first essay."
“This programme offers me so many options for a future career in art, literature or the public world, either by doing research, writing or publishing.”
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.”
Everybody in my class comes from a completely different background and it helps you see things from different perspectives
I’m less quick to judge these days
Study at FASoS during COVID-19
The past year the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and special measures have been taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment. We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the academic year looks like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What does 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.
Education at FASoS remains online for the remainder of the academic year 2020-2021. Please visit our information page for more details.
In the support section, you can find out more about practical matters and UM regulations, such as:
- visas & residence permits
- Education and Examination Regulations (EER)