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Academic Programme

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 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

Programme LAS
Year 1

Your first year provides you with basic skills in planning and conducting (interdisciplinary) research, as a part of our Research and Methodology learning line.

All students  take the courses ‘Academic Skills’ and ‘Introduction to Academic Research’  and then select a discipline-specific research methods course of their choice. Students explore the multidisciplinary fields of the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, starting in semester one with Challenges of Modern Society as well as two LAS electives.

These electives introduce you to interesting societal issues and at the same time gives a broad introduction to the majors. Tutor meetings help you consider courses and reflect on ‘the bigger picture’ of your LAS programme.

Last but not least, you will conduct your first project in year one.

Year 2

In year two you gain more specialised knowledge in Research and Methodology.

All students take Philosophy of Science, offering students opportunities to discuss, explore and reflect on histories, perspectives and methodologies in the different disciplines.

Students have declared a major or specialisation and are filling out their programme with electives. Students will apply methods and knowledge gained from the electives in a research-based project.

Year 3

In semester 1, you may choose to do a University Minor, a Personal Minor, an Internship or go on Study Abroad.

The Minor can help you expand your profile within a discipline (if required to access a Master programme),  or provide more breadth by exploring different disciplines or explicitly societal issues such as the Minors Entrepreneurship, Public Health, Gender and Diversity in Science, Society and Culture.

Instead of taking a Minor, you may choose to undertake an Exchange experience in one of our Univerisity partners scattered around the world (e.g. Waseda University in Japan or University of Valencia in Spain).

Would you like to put into practice what you learned in the first years of your Bachelor? Are you keen to explore the labor market as an intern? That is also possible in the Internship program of UCG!

In semester 2, you will have the chance to take a few elective courses out of your Major and further develop and finalise your profile by working on your Bachelor thesis. Lastly, you will carry out your third year project in collaboration with either UCG students or societal partners.

What an engaging last year of your Bachelor before graduation!


Facts and Figures

Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)/ Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Language of Instruction English
Duration 36 months
Teaching Full-time
Number of Places for 2021 entry 150
Student Body 40% Dutch / 60% International
Application Deadline Early bird: 15 January 2021, Final: 1 May 2021
Semester Start* 1 September, 2021 (* the mandatory introduction week will begin in the end of August - date TBD)

University College Groningen is a Faculty of the University of Groningen, a global top 100 University.


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