Multicultural Society

Why do people migrate? How do immigrants integrate and develop (new or dual) cultural identities? How do host societies respond to immigrants? Why and when do ethnic and religious differences lead to conflicts and misunderstandings? What are the reasons for prejudice and racism, and how can these negative reactions be minimised? If you would like to study such issues, this minor is for you.

Entrance requirements

There are no entrance requirements.

Student profile

The Multicultural Society minor is open to students of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University College Utrecht and other Dutch universities, and to international exchange students.

The minor is particularly interesting for students with a background in anthropology, psychology, sociology, pedagogical sciences, language- and culture studies, movie and theatre sciences, and interdisciplinary social sciences - both Dutch and international – with an interest in topics such as migration, integration, cultural differences, nationalism, prejudice and interethnic relations.

Minor declaration

If you are a student of Utrecht University, the minor will be included in your International Diploma Supplement (provided that you have met all the requirements, of course).

If you are not a student of the University, it may be useful to request a minor declaration. This will allow you to demonstrate that you have successfully completed the minor. When you have passed all courses of this minor, you can apply for a minor declaration in Osiris Case. To do so, you must be enrolled in the minor.

Master's programme

This minor is part of the curriculum of Interdisciplinary Social Science. Read the requirements for access to the Academic Master programmes.

More information?

For more information, please contact dr. Jochem Thijs: tel. +31 (0)30 253 5560 or email