Dr. Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens, Head of the Humanities Department at EUC, describes her Department:
What I think is important about humanities is that it shapes our thoughts by layering them.
A student trained in humanities is always able to put a situation into different perspectives. So, when looking at the news it is not just the events that show themselves, but also the historical and ethical dimension of these events. The multiplicity of the perspectives will allow these students to make more nuanced and accurate judgments.
Furthermore thorough elaboration on the human condition will contribute to a fuller understanding of why people act or why people do not act.
However, students trained in humanities do not only distinguish themselves by their intellectual capacities. For me, embracing humanities means that a repertoire to act and to connect opens itself. In the end it will offer a vision on the world around us.If you chose to pick one of the Majors from the Humanities Department, you will tackle some of the following courses:
A small-scale, intensive and residential approach to Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Erasmus University College (EUC) empowers students to face the challenges arising from an increasingly globalizing and interconnecting world, technological advances and environmental change.
For this we offer a Liberal Arts & Sciences programme, including multidisciplinary courses in four distinct Departments which are problem-based throughout. At the centre of this approach is our hallmark: tutored groups of 10 students.
To create a 24/7 academic environment we require EUC students to work and live at tailor-made facilities in the centre of Rotterdam. Extra-curricular activities are as much part of the programme as attending lectures and tutorials.
This new Bachelor programme started in September 2013.
Why Erasmus University College?
Our Bachelors degree connects to a wide variety of Masters degree programmes, which are the main gateway to your future career. This allows you to maximize your career opportunities.
Erasmus University College graduates:
Erasmus University College is the International Honors college of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Accreditation by NVAO granted on October 15, 201
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Students at Erasmus University College (EUC) study three years in order to graduate for their Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences.
During those three years you will take both mandatory Academic Core (ACC) courses to give you a solid foundation in knowledge and skills as well as declare a Major, while having the possibility to study for a semester abroad and choose a Minor. Finally, you will have to prove your mastery in an internship, a research project and/or a thesis. As such the path that each of our students follows in our curriculum will most likely be different to some extent.
Throughout their academic career, students will learn in an active environment. Most of the first year courses and a few year two and three follow a method a learning called Problem Based Learning. It is a problem-centered approach to active learning, which increases the motivation of the students and ignites a thorough interest in the subject matter.
You will learn in groups of 10, engaging in vivid discussions guided by a tutor and supported by a self-study. When this is not possible, case studies or other form of active and small-scaled learning will be used.
In your second and third year at EUC you deepen your knowledge in your preferred Department: Humanities, Social & Behavioural Sciences, Economics & Business or Life Sciences. Each of those Departments offer a wide range of Majors for you to pick from but also collaborate to offer unique interdepartmental Majors.
Within each Department, you combine specific interdisciplinary courses to make up a Major that really allows you to go in-depth. For example, in the Social & Behavioural Sciences you can choose from Sociology, International Law, Clinical Psychology, International Relations and much more.
In skills, you will have courses on Qualitative Research, Intermediate Statistics I and Intermediate Statistics II.
You will also choose a Minor which allow you to satisfy your additional interests. Besides the courses offered at EUC, you could attend courses offered at Erasmus University or even other universities through an exchange program.
Finally, you'll conclude your third year with the Capstone: a research project, an internship and/or a thesis.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You are admissible to our programme if you have obtained or will obtain a VWO diploma or a foreign equivalent to the VWO diploma (for example, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, German Abitur, or British A Levels) with an average of 70% of the total grade . Additionally, since a number of our courses cover mathematics and statistics, mathematics proficiency is vital for success in our programme. Further, since our programme is completely taught in English, English language proficiency is a strict requirement.
As a whole, we are looking for future Erasmus University College students, who:
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