Types of minors
The following types of minors are offered:
1. Interfaculty minor Middle East and North Africa(15 EC)
2. Programme minors (15 or 30 EC)
3. The internship minor (15 EC)
4. The study abroad minor (15 or 30 EC)
5. The elective minor (15 EC)
In addition, there are bridging programmes.
Interfaculty minor Middle East and North Africa
In this minor the Faculty of Arts collaborates with the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. If you choose this minor, you do not have to use an elective minor (see below).
This minor, which is named after the degree programme, contains selected content from the major of the degree programme and is intended for students outside of that programme (any potential entry requirements must still be observed). This minor from the degree programme is also available for its own students, as long as it is not required as part of the major.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to account for each student’s timetable when scheduling the course for the programme minors. This means you will only be able to take courses from programme minors if your timetable permits.
In programme minors, there may be courses that run for the entire year. It is up to you whether to choose these courses. You can choose up to 15 EC of first-year courses when filling your minor space (of 30 EC). It is your own responsibility to ensure your course selection for your minor space meets this requirement. There is no prior approval procedure for this. Once the final examination request has been submitted, it will be checked whether these conditions have been met. If in doubt, you can consult the student advisor of your individual programme about your selection in advance.
The content of the internship depends on the agreements that are made with the organisation offering the internship once the internship has been approved by the degree programme. The organisation of the internship minor is handled through the Faculty of Arts Career Service.
Study abroad minor
This minor is completed by taking courses at a foreign university. The organisation of this minor is handled through the Faculty of Arts International Office.
With effect from academic year 2020-2021 you may compose two minors yourself from courses inside and/or outside the faculty. This is an “elective minor”. An elective minor must be approved by the Examination Board. An elective minor consists of 15 or 30 EC, is cohesive and complete in its content, and involves both introductory and advanced courses. Please remember that you can only choose up to 15 EC of first-year courses when filling your minor space.
You can also fill your elective minor with (parts of) a thematic minor. Click here for more information about the thematic minors.
You can use your minor space to prepare yourself for the content of a Master’s programme, especially if you would like to take a Master’s programme that is not directly related to your Bachelor’s programme. A bridging programme consists of a package with a minimum of 30 EC. If the bridging programme is larger than 30 EC, you must invest additional study time to be able to make the switch.
You can find out whether your selected Master’s programme has a bridging programme by checking the prospectus of the degree programme or by asking the student advisor for the degree programme in question. We recommend that you follow such a programme during your regular Bachelor study programme as much as possible, as the portion of the bridging programme that you follow after completing your Bachelor’s is legally considered to fall under the regulations for a “pre-Master” (to be paid for by each EC taken). You can find more information at this website.
A bridging programme is exclusively intended for RU students, seeing as university-level (HBO) students fall under the RU regulations for the pre-Master. If you are coming from a different university, then you can make arrangements with the Examination Board through the student advisor of the relevant Master’s programme regarding the way in which you can compensate for any potential deficiencies (either within the context of a pre-Master or not). During scheduling, it cannot be taken into account that some components of a Bachelor’s programme overlap with a bridging programme. In other words, you can only take a bridging programme if your lecture timetable permits.
University of applied sciences students can choose to follow a pre-Master's programme (in whole or in part) during their HBO degree via Kies op Maat. For more information, visit https://www.kiesopmaat.nl/.