Liberal Arts and Sciences

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Deadline for application: 1 May, 2022

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locatieGroningen
diplomaBA/BSc
typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code50393
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

University College Groningen is a Faculty of the University of Groningen, one of the world’s top 100 universities. Our mission is to challenge you, and to give you the space and support to thrive. Our Liberal Arts and Sciences programme is designed to empower you to forge your own path, develop your own identity, and find your position in a constantly changing world.

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.

Waarom aan de RUG?

award topopleiding
2017, 2018, 2019
award topopleiding
2021
Liberal Arts and Sciences skills give graduates the flexibility to move between careers and even create their own! Project management skills and intercultural competences, along with communication, creativity and critical analysis skills are in demand both by employers and Master programmes. Students who graduate with the LAS undergraduate degree are prepared for a broad range of Master programmes and career options.
This bachelor programme is based on the American principle of Liberal Arts and Sciences, creating a higher education bachelors degree that gives you the opportunity to learn in an international and interdisciplinary environment.

Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Health and Life Sciences

The scope of this specialisation ranges from cell biology to human physiology, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology and important areas in human biology and their relevance for health and disease.

Non-medical/biological perspectives on these topics are important to UCG, which encourages multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and these perspectives are part of the specialisation whenever appropriate. Students study the topics in this specialisation through small group lectures, working groups, journal clubs, laboratory practicals and self-study.

specialisatie Smart Technologies

The Smart Technologies specialisation aims for students to understand how novel technologies work, and at the same time are able to grasp the implication at an individual, social and economic level

Smart technologies are changing our life and our societies on a deeper level than ever before. Smart home assistants, vehicles, factories, banks, buildings and many more are highly interconnected, communicate with their environment and with us, and operate using various levels of artificial intelligence. To shape the future, we need creative and interdisciplinary minds with knowledge of science, technology and computer science to develop, implement smart technological solutions in our modern society.

specialisatie Mind, Machines and Morality

Students receive training at the intersection of machine learning, psychology, and philosophy, in order to fully engage with the challenging and rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence.

Online assistants, targeted advertisements, self-driving cars and smart robots are just a few examples of automated systems that rely heavily on artificial intelligence. At UCG, we believe that, to fully understand how such systems engage with people and influence our society, we must go beyond the traditional core algorithmic focus.

specialisatie Mind and Behaviour

Students in this specialisation dive into the heart of all human activity: the psychology of how we think, feel, and behave.

The complexity of mind and behaviour requires that students travel back and forth through the micro-scale dimensions of the individual and the macro-scale dimensions of culture. In doing so, students address questions such as: How and why do we filter incoming information to understand the world around us? How do our identities, personalities, and abilities emerge across our lifespan? What role do societal norms play in the increasing prevalence of depression and anxiety?

specialisatie Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This specialisation studies the structure, and the philosophical and economic principles of today's (global) society.

The study addresses various societal problems such as the polarisation of society, sustainable economic development, democracy and immigration. These problems have important economic dimensions, and present ethical dilemmas. They also require effective political solutions. The specialisation focuses on the nation state, the market and individual behaviour, and discusses how entities interact. Combing philosophy, politics and economics gives students a multidisciplinary framework to analyse and address global challenges in a sustainable and evidence-based way.

specialisatie International Relations & International Law

This specialisation studies the role of the state and international organisations within the international community.

It addresses global societal problems such as armed conflicts, human rights violations, terrorism, migration and climate change. This specialisation studies how states interact with each other, how they balance their national interests and global needs and it studies what the role of international law is. It aims to find means by which international political leaders can come to effective policymaking on the international level.

specialisatie International Business & Entrepreneurship

The focus of this specialisation is on international business and entrepreneurship.

It aims to understand the global business strategy and analyses how international business and multinationals strategically operate in the global market. It discusses the implications of their strategies and addresses ethical dilemmas. Special attention is also given to the principles of entrepreneurship and the role of entrepreneurship in society.

specialisatie Social and Cultural Change

In the Humanities we study human culture. Human culture is everywhere: it encompasses whatever humans think and do. Think about technology, the arts, language, politics, and science.

At UCG we focus on the ways in which insights in culture can be used to bring about social change. Areas of study we cover are: media and technology, gender, the arts, history, the public sphere, philosophy, culture and cognition.

specialisatie Truth, Meaning and Rationality

In this specialisation within the Humanities Major, you will get to analyse the very nature of truth, meaning, rationality, reality and values.

You will explore a number of human dilemmas from a philosophical perspective.
The key subjects in this field are Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology. What does it mean to act morally good or to think rationally? What is the meaning of “truth”? There are no boundaries to the depth that you can study a field. No question is excluded as "too basic" in this specialisation. The topics discussed within the Truth, Meaning and Rationality Specialisation are not only philosophical questions. They are directly relevant to many societal problems.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
20% theorie
30% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
active learning, blended learning, case study, colloquium, computer exercise, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual guidance, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, design project, portfolio, poster presentation, practicum, project, seminar, internship, exhibition, thesis, tutorial, working group, workshop, self evaluation, self study
instruction modes
The programme is recognised as a small-scale and intensive curriculum.
study guidance
We encourage our students to take ownership of their education. They can build their programme in line with their own interests and ambitions in order to become independent and self-determined young professionals. To support our students, UCG provides a dedicated guidance team consisting of Academic Advisors and a Personal Support Advisor. Students are also paired with a Student Mentor, who will help with a students transition to UCG.
This personalised guidance system helps students to reflect on their study plans and course choices, offers advice in personal and academic matters, and encourages inspiration and curiosity.

study abroad
We encourage our students to study their minor (30 EC) abroad in the 1st semester of year 3.
exchange programs
  • Australia National University - Australië
  • McGill University - Canada
  • Fudan University Fudan University - China
  • Masarykova University Masarykova University - Tsjechie
  • City University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
  • University of Kyoto - Japan
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 60 EC in de eerste 12 maanden


Liberal Arts and Sciences at UCG is a demanding programme. Students are expected to be highly motivated. Additionally, one of the main characteristics of the programme is the emphasis on the learning community. It is of importance that students as a class stay together over the years. Students are expected to collect all 60 credits for the first year of the programme within the first year.
objectives
Studying a Liberal Arts and Sciences degree allows you to explore a range of academic subjects alongside your major specialisation. You will study from a broad academic perspective, with specific scientific programmes in medical and natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and you can customise your degree to meet your own learning goals.
Exploring and integrating knowledge from different disciplines, you will develop your talents in new and exciting directions, collaborating with students from all over the world as part of an active and engaged learning community.
The Liberal Arts and Sciences degree at University College Groningen educates ambitious and broadly-oriented students to be creative and innovative in their approach to the complex challenges of our society. The small scale, intensive programme is taught entirely in English and focuses on important themes of our time: Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society.
The programme is demanding and intense, yet it will allow you to think for yourself and outside of the box. The integration of creativity and interdisciplinary methods will help you to generate original and innovative insights and contribute to scientific innovation. You'll be taught to ask original, bold questions, and to deliver creative and impactful responses to them.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 4380 (€2190 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 13093
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13093

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

For the academic year 2022/2023, we have 150 places available in our Liberal Arts and Sciences programme. University College Groningen uses a holistic admissions process which balances academics with motivation and your personal experiences. Our approach means that we look at the big picture regarding your application: who you are, what you've done and what you want to do in the future. Therefore, even if you don't meet (all the) admission requirements, we still strongly encourage you to apply.



toelaatbare profielen
VWO N&Ttoelaatbaar
VWO N&Gtoelaatbaar
VWO E&Mtoelaatbaar
VWO C&Mtoelaatbaar
hbo-ptoelaatbaar
WO propedeusetoelaatbaar
toelatingseisen

aanvullende vakeisen
Proficiency in English and Mathematics

taaltoets
Since English is the official language at University College Groningen, applicants are required to demonstrate proof of their English language proficiency. The following exemptions apply:

  • Native English speakers who have completed their entire secondary education in one of the following countries: US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada (English-speaking regions only), Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines;
  • Applicants with an IB diploma, with English as the medium of instruction;
  • Applicants with an EB diploma, with English as final exam subject (L1 or L2) from a European School or one of the Accredited European Schools;
  • Applicants with a Dutch VWO diploma and a 7 or higher in English;
  • Applicants with a German Abitur Diploma and a 10 or higher on English PF, eA or LK;
  • Applicants with at least 3 GCE(A) certificates from an accredited British examination board;
  • Applicants with a South African National Senior Certificate with IEB Advanced Programme certificate in English with 55% or more;
  • Applicants with the French Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) – section Britannique/Anglais;
  • Applicants who have already completed and entire Bachelor's programme in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (English secondary education);

If you do not meet the requirements listed above, one of the following tests will provide proof of English proficiency: IELTS (Academic), TOEFL (IBT, CBT or PBT) or Cambridge

math test
Even if you do not meet our mathematics requirement, we still encourage you to apply. After reviewing your complete application, the Board of Admission will decide whether you need to submit an alternative test to complement your application.

Due to the content of the courses offered at UCG, we ask that students have achieved a certain level of mathematics proficiency during their prior education. Most students in our programme will have one of the following mathematics qualifications: Mathematics A, B, C or D.

vooropleiding
VWO or HBO-propedeuse diploma

motivatiebrief
During the first step of our application process you need to meet the admission requirements. Once these requirements are met, you can continue with the second step of our application process: selection based on motivation video.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 3000levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 650studiematerialenper jaar
€ 6000per jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee
examination

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

400 studenten volgen deze opleiding
0% daarvan is vrouw
140 eerstejaars gestart in 2021
0% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Caerus
Caerus is the study association of the University College Groningen.
At the University College there are many diverse students with different interest. In addition, all these students live together at a campus. Caerus organizes many different activities to enhance the community feeling and to broaden the horizons of the UCG students.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

studenten

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/10 RUG
Liberal Arts and Sciences
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
Keuzegids topopleiding 2018
Keuzegids topopleiding 2019
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
140 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/10 Erasmus
Liberal Arts & Sciences
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2020
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
236 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/10 Maastricht University
Liberal Arts and Sciences (University College Venlo)
star Elsevier
gemiddelde kamerhuur
62 eerstejaars
72% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/10 Maastricht University
Liberal Arts and Sciences (University College Maastricht)
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2019  1e  88
Elsevier
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
231 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/10 Maastricht University
Liberal Arts & Sciences
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
364 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/10 Maastricht University
Liberal Arts and Sciences (Maastricht Science programme)
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
182 eerstejaars
54% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/10 UU
University College Roosevelt
star NVAO
Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
gemiddelde kamerhuur
135 eerstejaars
68% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/10 UU
University College Utrecht
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
571 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/10 UU
Liberal Arts and Sciences
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
226 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
10/10 Tilburg University
Liberal Arts and Sciences
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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opleiding
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algemeen oordeel4.24.3
inhoud4.04.1
docenten4.34.1
studiefaciliteiten4.53.8
studielast3.83.7
studiebegeleiding4.34.0
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Liberal Arts and Sciences aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 74 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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After three years at UCG you will have obtained either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Groningen.

En route, our student discover their drives and their passions, and graduate fully equipped with the knowledge and skills required for life after UCG.

Whereas some of our graduates start up a business or enter the job market, most of our graduates successfully enter the masters programme of their choice, either abroad or in the Netherlands.

Examples of Master programme our Alumni have enrolled in:

  • Applied Cultural Criticism / Arts Journalism
  • Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Pre-master Medicine
  • Global Political Economy
  • Computational Physics / MPhil Scientific Computing
  • Humanities Research Master - Forensic Linguistics / Multilingualism
  • Science and Business Management
  • International Relations
  • Journalism

Read more



Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

In Projects, UCG students collaborate with experts to tackle real-world issues. In this environment, UCG students learn to work with each other, and draw from the knowledge of multiple academic fields.

This is unlike the training offered in other degree programme. Our graduates are provided an excellent foundation from which to pursue further education or enter the workforce.

Graduates’ choice of specialisation determines which masters programmes to which they can apply. Our students are guided in these decisions by assigned academic staff.

At UCG, students can fulfil most subject requirements for further study. However, some vocational programmes, such as law or clinical psychology, are likely to have additional requirements.

Furthermore, strong marketplace interest in Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates makes our students highly sought-after by employers around the globe.

Would you like to read some of our Alumni Stories?



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