Curriculum

Compose your own multidisciplinary curriculum by combining courses from the 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 fields, 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.