Bachelor of Cultural Heritage

As a heritage professional you can differentiate between a relic and a source of inspiration, an artefact or a tale, a tradition or experience. Through understanding history, you can restructure it to fit contemporary societal needs.

Unique bachelor programme

The Reinwardt Academy is the only college in The Netherlands, and even Europe, offering a Bachelor programme in Cultural Heritage. Lecturers, with experience in the work field, will aid in understanding the history and value of artefacts, archaeological finds, plant- and animal collections, books, archives and digital databases, monuments and landscapes, but also traditions, rituals and folkloric customs.


The Reinwardt Academy will train you to become an all-rounder. The emphasis lies on three core functions, which can be applied in the broad field of heritage: communication, collection / information and organisation. The Dutch-taught Bachelor programme is practice-oriented and lasts four years. The (actual) projects, courses and internships pay attention to all areas of heritage: moveable-, immovable- and intangible heritage. The curriculum provides room for excursions to heritage institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium plus study trips to Berlin, Paris and London. Graduates will have a thorough theoretical knowledge, appropriate skills and attitude. Reflection and attention to ethical dilemmas are essential qualities of this profession.

Collaboration with professionals

There is a lot of national and international interest due to the uniqueness of this Bachelor programme and the active role of the Reinwardt Academy in the field of heritage. Our students have significant opportunities regarding internships, excursions and graduation projects. They frequently collaborate with curators, restorers and researchers, but also with e.g. Public Relations- and Marketing Advisors plus Exhibition Designers.

Programme details

Study load 240 EC
Study length 4 years, full-time
Language of instruction Dutch
CROHO-code 34735 (B Film and Television)
Title Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Accreditation and degree

The bachelor's programme in Cultural Heritage has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited bachelor's degree in Cultural Heritage and the title Bachelor Cultural Heritage. Only accreditated degree programmes are listed in the Dutch central register of higher education programmes (CROHO). More information on accreditation and degrees


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