For the master's programme in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education enrolment takes place on the basis of your quality and suitability. For this your motivation, previous education and your (professional) experience are important.
You qualify for admission if you have a bachelor's degree from a relevant academic field in the humanities or social sciences such as history, art history, sociology, social anthropology, archeology, heritage studies, cultural economy, cultural studies, political science or liberal arts.
Excellent students with a relevant university of applied sciences degree (e.g. HBO/Hochschule), or an academic BA or BSc Bachelor in a field that does not grant direct admission into this programme, can follow a pre-master year. Once successfully completed, this will then guarantee you access to the programme in Arts and Heritage.
As English is the language of instruction in this study programme, it is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to undertake intensive and challenging academic courses that are taught and examined in English.
During the application process for this study programme you will need to complete a number of tasks for which you will often have to upload documents. The list below gives you an insight into what documents you will (and might) need to prepare.
Required documents for all applicants to this study programme
- A recent passport picture*
The passport picture must satisfy certain requirements.
- A copy of your passport or your EU/EEA identity card*
Make a copy of the page with your personal details. Save this copy as ‘passport copy’ and not as ‘passport picture’. Your passport must be valid on 1 September 2023.
- A copy of your most recent certified grades transcript and a copy of your certified bachelor’s or master’s diploma if you have obtained it
If you have not graduated yet, you can upload your official grades transcript from your bachelor's or master’s programme.
- Your Curiculum Vitae
- Please list your education, relevant extracurricular activities and internship/professional experience.
- A motivation letter
Please provide good arguments about why you want to do this master's programme at Maastricht University and why you believe that you can successfully complete the programme. The motivation letter should be between 800 – 1,200 words.
- A writing sample
All candidates should provide proof of sufficient academic writing/research skills. The Board of Admissions asks the candidate to submit an independently-written research paper of at least 2,000 words (excluding the footnotes and reference list) on a relevant topic. You can use a paper from earlier studies or another occasion. The submitted work should be written in English.