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Liberal Arts and Sciences helps you to become a specialist in your own field(s) of study as well as being able to involve other disciplines and arguments in any issue you encounter. The emphasis lies on acquiring the academic skills, knowledge and intellectual tools that will help you be successful in any career or future field of study that you choose. Which way are you heading?
What is Liberal Arts and Sciences?
"Many of our students will later be in a position to make important decisions, whether in business, government, policy or academia. The scientific way of thinking and approaching life could be valuable if not crucial for their success." Prof. Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf

Why a Liberal Arts and Sciences education?

Today's society is in a constant state of change, and future leaders need to be flexible, creative thinkers, able to cope with the complexity of the issues facing the world. That's why AUC offers a broad Bachelor's programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences to prepare you for this.   
You will gain factual knowledge of the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities and learn how to make complex connections across disciplines, cultures and institutions. You will become creative in your problem-solving approaches and abilities, and be more perceptive of the world around you. By studying with students from all over the world, you will become a multilingual, informed and engaged global citizen with well-developed intercultural competencies. This programme enables you to read intelligently, think critically and write effectively, which are skills that are valued in every aspect of life. 

Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences at AUC in Amsterdam?

Dutch and international students come together in Amsterdam, attracted by it's multicultural character and the presence of many international companies and institutions. 

Amsterdam University College offers:  

  • a challeging Honours programme, open to both Dutch and international students, which you can shape according to your own interests and academic goals. 

  • the choice between three majors and the biggest offering in Sciences courses.

  • small-scale education with a maximum 25 students per class. 

  • guaranteed on-campus housing in Amsterdam.  

  • a supportive atmosphere created by the tutoring team and well-being team.

Be ready for the big, contemporary questions

Both academia and the professional world now call for cross-disciplinary knowledge, analysis and application. Students need to integrate and apply their learning by addressing the 'big questions' in science and society, like globalisation and climate change.  AUC provides a framework through which you will learn to connect analytical skills with applied experience. 

Summary of the study programme

Name Liberal Arts and Sciences
Language of instruction English
Start period September
Mode Full-time
Duration 3 years
Credits 180 ECTS
Degree programme Bachelor's degree (BA/BSc), honours, Liberal Arts and Sciences (joint degree)
CROHO code 55002

Do you want to study Liberal Arts and Sciences?

Are you: 

  • a motivated (vwo) student ready for a challenge? 
  • interested in broad topics crossing disciplines, cultures and institutions?  
  • driven to actively address today's challenges in society?
  • internationally oriented and open to study in English?

Studying Liberal Arts and Sciences at AUC might be a match for you!