A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.
The master in Art History encourages students and develops skills to understand the historical context of art works, to have a critical analysis, and be able to do interpretive reading of both works of art and academic texts.
The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands is referred to as "Dutch". A modern European country today, Netherlands preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. The Netherlands has many universities. The country has recently converted their own titles into the bachelor/master system. There are two types of universities: Academic (focussing more on theoretical knowledge, aka "Universiteit") or Applied Sciences (focussing more on practical knowledge, aka "Hogeschool")
Master's Program in Art History in the Netherlands
The Research Master’s in Critical Studies in Art & Culture is a two-year program which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. [+]
Master in Critical Studies in Art & Culture (Research)
This two-year program is unique in the Netherlands. With special emphasis on methodological and theoretical issues, it interrelates perspectives from art history, media studies, design studies and architectural history. It fosters the acquisition of knowledge, analytical skills and a capacity to critically reflect on historical and contemporary developments in the cultural industries. It centers on the analysis of “visual objects” (from landscapes, cities, and buildings to artworks in various media, film, television, design, and games) in their social, institutional, economic and ideological contexts. The program is taught in English.... [-]