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Rankings of education at Faculty of Arts

Below you can find out how well the Faculty of Arts' degree programmes score in the two national rankings.

Keuzegids Universiteiten 2022

The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually and is an independent guide, which critically assesses the quality of both Bachelor's and Master's programmes. The areas assessed include the expertise of lecturers, the number of contact hours and the quality of the facilities. The Keuzegids relies largely on the assessments submitted by students in the National Student Survey. The Keuzegids rankings are published at two different times: in March for Master's programmes and in November for Bachelor's programmes.

Radboud University is the second best general university in the Netherlands according to the Keuzegids Universiteiten. We finished behind first place by just half a point.

Top Rated Programme

Six of Radboud University’s Bachelor’s programmes received the ‘Top Rated Programme’ designation due to their high scores. According to the Keuzegids, this means they are some of the very best that Dutch university education has to offer. The Bachelor's programmes that are best in their fields at the Faculty of Arts are:

First Place

Eight Radboud University Bachelor’s programmes are awarded the first place in their field. The Bachelor's programmes that are best in their fields at the Faculty of Arts are:

Elsevier-research best studies 2021

Elsevier Best Studies ranks university study programmes based on students’ opinions. It uses results from the National Student Survey (NSS). Programmes that excel compared to others in the same field are eligible for gold, silver or bronze medals.

Based on Elsevier’s ‘Best Studies 2021’, 11 study programmes at Radboud University were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals. These programmes were rated by students as being above average in their field.

Bachelor’s courses with a bronze medal at the Faculty of Arts:

Bachelor's courses with a silver medal at the Faculty of Arts:

Programmes with number one positions based on student rating

For each programme, universities are also ranked based on students’ overall opinions on the 11 satisfaction questions. A total of 23 programmes at Radboud University are ranked first in their fields.

No. 1 Bachelor's programme at the Faculty of Arts:

No. 1 Master's programme at the Faculty of Arts:

An overview of the rankings over the past years can be found here.