Curriculum

Compose your own multidisciplinary curriculum by combining courses from Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences.

The University College Utrecht curriculum is fundamentally free. You compose your own multidisciplinary curriculum by combining courses from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. Once you have completed the programme, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.

How to navigate our curriculum? 

You choose courses from more than 20 academic disciplines, with around 230 different courses per year. Each of the three years of your study has a different focus. The study programme in a nutshell: 

First year: explore

During the first year you start new scholarly explorations and enter various academic disciplines. All students take general academic skills courses that help develop writing, presentation and methodological skills, and also take a foreign language course. You mainly take courses at the introductory level 1.

Second year: expand your knowledge

The second year aims at expanding your knowledge and skills. By the start of this year you declare a major. The major is your focus area, which gives your study the needed depth.  

Third year: focus on thesis

Your studies at University College Utrecht culminate in the research thesis, a sizeable academic paper on a topic of your own choice. After graduating, you will have sufficient disciplinary knowledge to apply for a Master’s programme, enter the labour market, or pursue other interests.

Curriculum Examples

To get an idea of what a curriculum can look like, see some examples below. You can find more information about the course in the course planner. Please note that some courses from previous years might not be on offer anymore.


Example study programs (with specific focus)

These are examples of study programs for students who are interested in these particular topics.

Political Science, Philosophy, History, Economics

Sustainability
 

Actual study programs from alumni

Click on the link to see their study program, further studies and current occupation.