Are you looking for a comprehensive study in which you take a deep dive into topics such as politics, psychology, economics, global health, earth system and data science?
A programme in which you study global challenges and explore local solutions? Then the Bachelor in Science, Global Responsibility & Leadership of University College Fryslân is perfect for you!
The hands-on bachelor Global Responsibility & Leadership is a future-oriented programme inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is dedicated to training a new generation of leaders to address global challenges by finding innovative local solutions. As a student, you get the opportunity to foster your personal development in a small-scale, international learning community. During this bachelor, you will be taught and guided by ambitious researchers who strive to make the most of your potential. Experience it yourself!
In the first year, you create a solid knowledge foundation by following a variety of courses that will reveal the underlying interconnectedness of global challenges and local solutions. You will also get familiar with academic skills such as conducting and presenting research, academic and intercultural communication and work on your leadership skills. Next to your study, you can take part in extracurricular activities organised by fellow students or yourself.
In the second year, you further tailor the programme to your own needs, by specialising through one out of three Majors: Responsible Governance, Responsible Humanity or Responsible Planet. Additionally, you will follow courses in ethics and leadership, and you will have the opportunity to put learned theory into practise by completing a Living Lab (research internship) in collaboration with one of our non-academic partners.
In the third and final year, you continue following courses in your chosen Major. Furthermore, you have the option to participate in an exchange programme abroad, a minor at another faculty or university in the Netherlands, an internship or complete a pre-master in preparation for a Master's degree. You will complete the bachelor with your Capstone, which is a creative way to present the results of your academic research and written thesis.
Why study this programme in Leeuwarden?
Inspired by the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development
Small-scale and personal education
Residential university college
Living Lab projects with local and global partners