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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus FryslânUniversity College Fryslân: Global Responsibility & LeadershipAcademic Programme


In the Global Responsibility & Leadership curriculum you will take a number of compulsory courses and combine this with the freedom to design your own programme through the Major tracks.

Year 1

  • Foundation: the first year consists of introductory courses in Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Earth & Environment, Global Health and Information Technology (programming and data science)
  • Skills Lab: the first year is an introduction to Fundamentals of Academic Communication, Language and Culture and Statistics
  • At the end of the first year, you choose your preferred major, in close consultancy with your Academic Advisor. Majors: Responsible Planet, Responsible Governance, Responsible Humanity

Year 2

  • Interdisciplinary courses chosen in Major
  • Living Lab project

Year 3

  • Minor: the third year minor gives you the opportunity to individualise your programme even further. Most students will opt for an exchange semester at a university abroad, but you can also use the minor to do an internship or to fulfil pre-master requirements within another Faculty at the UG or another university in the Netherlands or abroad
  • Interdisciplinary courses chosen in Major
  • Capstone: you complete the third year with a Capstone project, which is the academic culmination of your degree. The Capstone meets the standards and requirements of (semi-independent) academic research, but does not have to take the form of a traditional thesis. You are encouraged to decide for yourself how to complete your degree and to present the project in a creative way, for example by developing an app, filming a public service announcement, designing a product, writing a policy paper, creating a theatre production or conducting a second Living Lab project.

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