University College Groningen is a Faculty of the University of Groningen, one of the world’s top 100 universities. We offer a Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, which will provide students an academic degree with a genuinely interdisciplinary outlook, freedom of choice and a collaborative and guided approach to learning in a stimulating and globally challenging environment.
Our Liberal Arts and Sciences programme offers students the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects whilst developing specialist knowledge in their major discipline (Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences). Throughout the degree, students will work in interdisciplinary teams on a series of projects that also take them outside of the classroom. This will enable students to learn how to apply a creative approach in finding solutions for complex global challenges.
Programme in a nutshell
What is the Academic Core?
This is the list of courses that provide a broad foundation for your education as an LAS student. The general educational purpose of a core course of study is to ensure that all students take and complete courses that are considered to be academically and culturally essential. For example: academic skills and research, methodology etc.
What is the Major and the Minor?
The Major is the area of study that you choose.
At UCG, we have three Majors: Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities. Within each Major, Major Specialisations allow you to combine different academic disciplines or perspectives into a tailor-made programme that fits your interests and prospective Master choice.
There is also the possibility of a Free Major, in which you create your own programme with the help and guidance from our Academic Advisors.
The Minor is a secondary area of study that may or may not compliment your major. You can further develop your academic profile by following a minor at the University of Groningen but you can also use this semester to study abroad (go on exchange) or pursue an internship.
Below you can view an example of a three year Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor programme. The courses listed serve as a mere sample of our Course Catalogue.
The breakdown of the programme:
- Academic core 55 ECTS
- Major 95 ECTS (electives depend on Major and Specialization)
- Minor 30 ECTS (electives)
Are you curious to see the list of courses we offer at UCG?
Please note that students are allowed to take elective courses outside of our Faculty as well.
World Language Programme
University College Groningen is proud to continue offering language courses for students in collaboration with the Language Centre of our University. This is a special opportunity for students to broaden their language skills during their studies and boost their culture awareness in our international community.
This programme allows interested UCG students to take as an elective course in either Arabic, Spanish or Japanese during 3 years as part of their Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor programme. Our students can gain a total of 5 extracurricular ECTS (yearly 2.5 ECTS) for their active participation. These credits will be visible on your diploma supplement once you graduate from UCG.
Students can choose to follow one language course throughout their bachelor programme. Interested students may broaden their language programme with additional academic assignments for extra credits. The language courses will be offered to students by qualified language teachers.
In case the programme reaches a certain number of registrations, the courses are directly taught at our Faculty building.
Learn a global language as part of your bachelor programme!
Facts and Figures
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Bachelor of Sciences (BSc)|
|Language of instruction||English 100%|
|Number of places for 2022 entry||150|
|Student body||30% Dutch / 70% international|
|Application deadline||Early bird: 15 January 2023, Final: 1 May 2023|
|Semester start||4 September, 2023|
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