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Liberal Arts & Sciences

BA/BSc Liberal Arts & Sciences [ at University College Utrecht]

3 years

€4250 pa

Programme profile

This programme is run at University College Utrecht (UCU), a college of Utrecht University.

Students choose from over 200 different courses in Humanities, Science and Social Science. Among the special characteristics of the college are the international composition of its student body, the freedom for students to compose their own curriculum, its small classes and individual attention.

A UCU education is characterised by its broad and interdisciplinary nature. As a student, therefore, you design your own curriculum. This means that the curriculum does not have a fixed structure; instead you combine different modukes to assemble a personal study programme. The full three year programme has six semesters of four modules each, so by the end your curriculum consists of at least 24 modules. Once you've completed the programme a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree is issued.

The programme is enhanced through a study abroad semester , an international internship and the opportunity to take off-campus modules. A research project in the final year is required. nearly 90% of UCU graduates apply to postgraduate programmes worldwide, in a wide range of specialisations.

Fee includes standard statutory Tuition Fee of Eur 2143 plus an Institutional Fee

UCU has an alternative start date every February [Application Deadline: 15 Sep]

Programme content

Year 1:
You take courses in at least two departments, as part of the breadth requirement. Offerings in Humanities, Science, and Social Science include courses that provide a general survey of a discipline, geared to students of all academic backgrounds. All first years take Academic Skills and Practice. You also start learning a second language, from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch and ancient Greek/Latin.

Years 2 and 3:
You can major in the following disciplines:

Major in Humanities in: Art History & Museum Studies, Chinese Language & Culture, History, Language & Culture, Linguistics, Literature & Classics, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Major in Social Sciences in: Anthropology, Economics, Geography,Law,Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Major in Science in: Biology; Chemistry; Earth & Environment; Mathematics; Medical Science; Cognitive Neuroscience; Physics


Graduates of UCU have enrolled a wide of master's programmes. Some have stayed on at Utrecht University, while others have moved on to other Dutch universities or have been invited to join master"s programmes at some of the world's leading universities.

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels , inc Maths at AS or A2. UCU prefers students to present a minimum of three A-levels over C [at an average of B; e.g ABC or BBB] or 32 points in IB.

Scottish Students are required to have a SQC with 2 Advanced Highers {Grades A-C] and at least 4 Highers [Grades A-B]. Subjects to include Maths.

Exceptional candidates with lower grades/points may be considered.

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate, at Higher level, including at least two at H2.

Subjects to include Maths.[Hons Maths preferred but Pass will be considered]. UCU prefers students to have a minimum of 480 points. Exceptional candidates with lower points may be considered.




Selection criteria:
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements applicants must demonstrate that they fit a general profile: academic excellence and curiosity; ambition and motivation, academically as well as professionally, broad intellectual orientation,interest in contributing to campus life, social engagement, affinity with living and studying in an international environment

Note: an earlier deadline has been introduced [in addition to 01 February deadline], an Early Decision Deadline, where, if all required documents are submitted by 01 January, students will have a decision on admittance by 01 March.

01 October

01 February