BA/BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global challenges

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Program Description

Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) is the international honours college of Leiden University. We offer an innovative and cutting edge Liberal Arts and Sciences programme centred around the 'Global Challenges': the major issues humanity and the planet faces. At LUC we focus on Sustainability, Peace & Justice, Prosperity and Diversity, in order to expand your perspectives and introduce you to several fields of study. Our highly talented and motivated students from all over the world, follow an interdisciplinary curriculum and obtain both broad as well as in-depth knowledge. Linking your studies to the Global Challenges of the 21st century, you will specialize in one of the 6 (Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science) majors: 'Earth, Energy and Sustainability', 'Culture, History and Society', 'International Justice', 'Global Public Health', 'Governance, Economics and Development' or 'World Politics'. You will benefit from intensive, small-scale education and have the opportunity to learn from dedicated and research-active academics.

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Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences?

We want to enable students to respond critically and creatively to the flow of a rapidly changing world and we aim to enable them to look at issues from creative and novel perspectives. Our clearly defined international profile creates an intercultural experience that proudly culminates in our community of global citizens. No less than 50 different nationalities are represented in both student body and staff. As an LUC student you will be part of that vibrant international community focused on making an impact on society. You will live ánd learn on our campus in the city centre of The Hague to ultimately build knowledge for a better world!

Linking your studies to the Global Challenges of the 21st century, you will specialize in relevant fields like world politics, economics, governance, international justice, human & cultural interaction, global public health and environmental sciences. The goal of LUC is encapsulated by its motto: 'Building Knowledge for a Better World,' which is what our students and alumni aim to do!

Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences at Leiden University?

LUC The Hague is a joint initiative of Universiteit Leiden and the City of The Hague. It combines Leiden’s long academic tradition with the contemporary relevance of the International City of Peace and Justice. It offers:

  • A unique, student-centered and intensive residential programme, being ranked as one of the top University Colleges in The Netherlands
  • A focus on Global Challenges: Peace and Justice, Sustainability, Diversity, and Prosperity
  • Small-scale classes with research-active staff.

Is this the programme for you?

  • Are you passionate about addressing the global challenges of today’s world?
  • Do you have broad interests and an international orientation?
  • Do you read the international news with interest?
  • Are you committed to finding innovative, sustainable solutions for global challenges?
  • Are you bright, talented, enjoy a challenge and like to work hard?

Then the Leiden University College The Hague Bachelor’s is for you!

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you. We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose! Read less
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