Arts and Culture

Do you have broad interests and are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy discussing current social issues? Do you want to understand their historical roots and engage in philosophical reflection? If so, the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture is the right choice for you. 

You will learn to understand Western culture by looking at how it shapes and is shaped by art, science, technology, media and politics. You will explore the issues of modern society from a variety of perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach (based on philosophy, literature and art studies, history, and science and technology studies) will teach you to understand and frame complex social issues. 

You will learn to think analytically, make connections across a variety of perspectives and develop strong argumentation skills. This will make you an attractive employee in a variety of jobs. Arts and Culture graduates work, for instance, as consultants for cultural institutions, policy advisors for governments, journalists and researchers. However, most graduates will opt for a master's degree before they enter the job market.

Information for Dutch-speaking students

All teaching materials are provided in English and students are attending English-taught lectures and tutorials. However, the programme will also offer you the possibility to write your exams, papers and BA thesis in Dutch if you are a Dutch-native speaker.

More information for Dutch-speaking students

Emma Rubin, Student Ambassador Arts and Culture 2023-2024

Why Emma chose to study Arts and Culture in Maastricht
“I looked at the programmes at FASoS and attended an Arts and Culture lecture during one of the open days. That sounded like a right fit for me. I was intrigued by the interdisciplinary aspect of the courses. After a year I would explain this as ‘combining different disciplines to address a specific topic’. For example, we don’t just learn about history or philosophy, but we learn about the history of philosophy. We learn about how everything is connected in society.”

What she hopes to get out of this programme
“Of course, I hope to gain a lot of knowledge. And I hope to figure out what I am truly interested in. This will help me for my master’s and for my future career. At FASoS, we are learning to become critical thinkers who question our society. I am sure that the teaching methods here will allow me to become more independent in studying and in working professionally later on.”


Emma Rubin

“I love to discuss and work on interesting topics with people who have different cultural backgrounds and insights.”

Information events


Are you a prospective student and interested in one of our bachelor's programmes?
We would like to offer you several (online) resources which can give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and provide you with some answers to questions you might have. You can visit a Virtual Open Day, compare our bachelor's programmes or make an online personal appointment for more information about the programme of your choice. You can also register for one of our Experience Days (on campus) or a Q&A session (online).

Sign up for our Experience days or Online Q&A sessions

An Experience Day allows you to experience what it is like to be a student in one of our bachelor's programmes. You will attend a lecture and participate in a tutorial group, accompanied by advanced students who will be happy to answer all your questions. Experience Days are intended for pre-university grammar school students in their last year of study who preferably have visited an Open Day at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Maastricht. More information on the programme of the Experience Day and registration:

4 December 2024, 26 February 2025, 9 April 2025 Arts and Culture, European Studies
27 November 2024, 19 February 2025, 2 April 2025 Digital Society, Global Studies

During our Instagram live Q&A sessions you will be able to talk to our student ambassadors. They will answer all your questions regarding the content of the programme, living and studying in Maastricht and much more. More information and registration:

27 February 2024 Global Studies, Arts and Culture

FASoS Experience Day 2024

Compare the FASoS bachelor's programmes

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Are you curious which of our bachelor’s programmes suits you best? Would you like to know what your career opportunities are after finishing one of our four bachelor’s programmes? Are you still unsure which bachelor’s programme to choose? Below you find a useful tool to compare our bachelor’s programmes in terms of content, student profile, and career prospects.

 Compare the FASoS bachelor's programmes!



Programme video

In this video our teaching staff and students give you an impression about the content of the Arts and Culture programme.

Programme video BA Arts and Culture 2023

UM and FASoS Campus Tour

At FASoS, we offer our prospective students the opportunity to join a campus tour on 18 December, 12 March 2025 and 7 May 2025. During this campus tour, one of our student ambassadors will show you our faculty, inner city and all important UM buildings. Are you not able to come one of the aforementioned dates? Don't worry! We also offer campus tours during our Open Days, Experience Days and Introduction Days.


Online Campus Tour

Are you not able to come from abroad for a campus tour? We also offer a virtual campus tour! Check it out through the interactive video on the left.


Bachelor's Open Day

Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day is on 12 October 2024.

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