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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 contemporary society.

This minor offers a unique opportunity in the Faculty and the University. Humanities students, but also those from Social Sciences, Economics and Law, learn to develop an analytical and perspectival approach to culture in a comparative perspective looking at Europe and beyond. Students from different disciplines, from history, media studies, art history and languages, but also from sociology, political science and anthropology, have good reason to study European culture-related questions.

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. 

Study programme

In the second semester, you can choose up to 12 EC from the courses mentioned in the schedule.​​​​​​

  • Articulating Europe: Cultural History of a Political Idea 
  • Major workshop European Culture
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  • European Cinematic Culture: Fellini, and?
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  • Gender in Modern Europe: Realities and Representations
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  • Post-colonial Encounters in Arts and Culture
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  • Spain: Mediterranean Microcosm of Europe
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UvA Course Catalogue: MInor European Culture

Master's programme

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme European Studies, e.g.: Identity and Integration or East European Studies. Always check the entry requirements on the Application and Admission page of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

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.

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, as completing a minor is not enough to grant you access to Master’s programmes. 


The enrolment for the academic year of 2022-2023 will start on 12 May 2022.

Facts & Figures
Credits 30 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
Location University Quarter