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Bachelor's degrees from the Faculty of Arts consist of two components: a Major and a Minor. You will receive your bachelor's degree after successfully completing both components. During your Major you follow courses of the curriculum of your degree programme. The Major covers the first two years of your bachelor programme (semester 1-4) and the last semester of your third year (semester 6). You will follow a Minor in the first semester of your third year (semester 5).

A Minor is a coherent set of courses that support you in your next career step: the choice of a specific Master’s degree programme or access to the labour market. A Minor comprises 30 ECTS.

Minor choices

Career Minor
Karoline de Groot, Career Minor student 2020-2021
Karoline de Groot, Career Minor student 2020-2021

NOTE: this page contains information for academic year 2021/2022 and will be updated early 2022.

The Career Minor is a minor that prepares you for the labor market and aims to increase your employability. It offers an integrated, multidisciplinary and interactive programme with training sessions workshops, guest speakers, excursions and assignments that prepare you for working in practice.

In addition, you choose a social theme that matches your interests, study background or future wishes. You can also choose a theme because it provides you with a "perspective" outside the "comfort zone" of your own study background. You conclude the minor with an internship, the development of an entrepreneurial concept or a concrete assignment from the government, the business community or NGOs on which you work in an interdisciplinary team.

Teacher Training Minor

This Minor requires knowledge of Dutch, because you will be training in a Dutch educational context. If your Dutch is at NT2-II level (Staatsexamen), you can be admitted even if you are not Dutch. You can contact Annemarie Arends of Student Affairs if you are interested to choose this minor: (+31) 50 363 2000.

Faculty minor

In a way, a faculty minor resembles the university minor: you broaden your horizons by taking a look at a different field of science, albeit that these faculty minors are all taught at the Faculty of Arts. The faculty minor can serve to facilitate the transfer to another master of the Faculty of Arts (also as a pre-master after your bachelor). The Faculty of Arts broadens your view by introducing you to another field within the humanities.

Minor abroad
Note: The application for an exchange outside the EU in September 2022 will open on 1 November!

The Minor Abroad offers you the opportunity to study abroad for one semester. A semester abroad can be a valuable experience: you get acqainted with the culture of your host country as well as a different academic culture. You follow courses taught from a different perspective and it can be an advantage for the international labour market.

University Minor

A University Minor introduces you to a different academic field and helps you gain an understanding of the knowledge, methodologies and applications used there. You gain a broader perspective and look beyond your own study programme to see how other fields think and work.

This page contains information for academic year 2021/2022 and will be updated early 2022.


It is possible to complement a part Minor with a placement. You can choose to do a study related placement of 15 ECTS and combine this with a package of 15 ECTS from a University or Faculty Minor. An information event on the Placement will be offered in your second year. You will need to find a placement yourself.

Minor Information Event

The autumn round of minor information sessions will be held in October or November 2021. We will inform you as soon as we know more about the schedule of the autumn information sessions. Please note: the information session about the Minor Abroad will also take place in this autumn. The University and Faculty Minors will not be discussed then. All Minor-information is available to students on Student Portal (login required).

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