Bachelor University College Utrecht

General

Program Description

At University College Utrecht you study Liberal Arts and Sciences, an educational philosophy that is common in the United States. Instead of choosing just one subject, you create your own study programme from more than 200 different courses in Science, Social Science, and Humanities.

Think about it. The problems we face nowadays are complex. To understand global warming, for example, you need the sciences. But you can’t fully grasp it without knowledge of politics, economics or even ethics. By studying more than one discipline, you learn to approach problems from different perspectives and to think ‘outside the box’.

Creating your own study programme can be difficult. That is why at University College Utrecht you have a personal tutor, who will help you choose the right courses and think further about your future.

Vibrant Learning Community

At University College Utrecht students and staff form a lively community. Classes are small and interactive, 20 students per class on average. The teachers encourage students to participate in debates, give presentations, and reflect critically and creatively on the course material. About half of the students are international. With so many different cultures and backgrounds, you will often encounter surprising perspectives in class discussions. The classes are all in English.

All 750 students live and study on campus. 5 to 7 students share an apartment in which they each have their own room and a shared living room. There are more than 40 clubs and committees organising activities that range from sports and dance to journalism and travel.

Good Prospects

Graduates are admitted to top Master’s programmes in the Netherlands and abroad. A Liberal Arts and Sciences degree, therefore, is a valuable asset for a successful career.

Are You...

  • Interested in more than one subject?
  • Ambitious?
  • Eager to contribute to society?
  • Interested in living in an international environment?

Then University College Utrechtmight be the place for you!

Career Prospects

The vast majority of graduates enrol in Master’s programmes, in virtually all fields of specialisation. After their study, they find jobs in a large range of fields: they work as doctors, lawyers, psychologists, policy advisors, consultants, politicians, PhD researchers, marketers, and in many other professions. Some graduates may also enrol in a second Bachelor’s programme, take up an internship, or apply for a traineeship or job.

All graduates have one thing in common: at University College Utrecht, you learn skills that are valuable not only for your education but also for your professional career and life. Because you take courses in different academic disciplines, you develop the creativity and flexibility to bridge differences and think ‘outside the box’. These characteristics are highly valued in the labour market.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of int ... Read More

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities. Read less