Renewed Research Master’s programme: Art History of the Low Countries at Utrecht University
Utrecht University has run an English-language Research Master’s programme in Art History of the Low Countries since 2004. Working closely with major museums in and outside of the Netherlands, the programme addresses Dutch and Flemish art from the Middle Ages to the present day and in an international context.
Teaching is strictly research-based, which means that course topics relate to ongoing research projects, participants engage in hands-on and on-site research, and they are coached in understanding and writing research proposals. As of 2017, the programme has been realigned along three core interests that tie into recent scholarly trends: Global Art History, Technical Art History, and Digital Art History. At the same time, students are encouraged to pursue individual interests in tailored tutorials and internships. Five new staff members (Marjolijn Bol, Sven Dupré, Sjoukje van der Meulen, Sarah Moran, and Thijs Weststeijn) have been hired to further develop this programme.
Student admission is on the basis of previous results, a letter of motivation, and a preliminary study plan. Registration is open until April 1st (non-EU students) or June 1st (EU students).