For the Master’s programmes of the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the academic year is divided into two semesters. These semesters are divided in two blocks.

Semester 1
Period 1: 02 September 2019 - 10 November 2019
Period 2: 11 November 2019 - 02 February 2020

Semester 2
Period 3: 03 February 2020 - 19 April 2020
Period 4: 20 April 2020 -  28 June 2020

Days Date
Open Day Bachelors 15 November 2019
Christmas Break 23 December 2019 - 05 January 2020
Teaching-free week 27 January 2020 - 02 February 2020
Good Friday 10 April 2020
Teaching-free week 13 April 2020 - 19 April 2020
King's Day 27 April 2020
Liberation Day 05 May 2020
Feast of the Ascension 21 May 2020
Friday following Feast of the Ascension 22 May 2020
Whit Monday 01 June 2020

Students who are enrolled in a Master’s programme will be automatically enrolled in all the required courses of teaching blocks 1 to 4. The course enrolment will take place by the end of August at the latest.

Schedules in My Timetable

You can access your personal schedule in MyTimetable after you are fully and correctly enrolled in your Master’s programme. You can log in with your solis-id. Your personal schedule only displays the schedules for the courses in which you are enrolled. Only the schedule for the tutorial group to which you have been assigned will be displayed.

The schedules for teaching blocks 1 and 2 (first semester) will be available on MyTimetable by the end of August.

The schedules for teaching blocks 3 and 4 (second semester) will be available on MyTimetable by the end of December. In the week before the Christmas holidays, you will receive a message that your schedule for Semester 2 is available.

Schedules in the Course catalogue

The schedules for all courses in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences are included in the Course Catalogue.

Exam / additional test schedules

In MyTimetable, you can see where and when the examinations and additional tests will be administered*. You can only view the information for the exams or additional tests for the courses for which you are registered. Information about tests for which you are not registered can be found in the course catalogue.

*The information will be available in MyTimetable no later than two months before start of the test or additional test.

Timeslots divide the week in different parts to prevent a clash in course times. It is usually NOT possible to choose courses that are scheduled in the same timeslot. There are incidental cases where courses do not overlap, but more often than not, courses in the same timeslot cannot be followed together.

The timeslot model at Utrecht University has five different timeslots (A, B, C, D en E). Each timeslot consists of a fixed number of hours at a fixed moment in the week.

In each course description, the block and time slot in which the course will take place is indicated. All courses have their own course code, which is used to register for and deregister from courses and examinations. You will find this course code in the course description as well.

The number of credits you can obtain is shown as well. These credits are calculated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the international system for the standard conversion of credits obtained at universities in Europe. One ECTS credit represents 28 hours’ study. Per year, at a normal study rate, you can expect to obtain 60 ECTS credits. This means on average students take four courses of 7.5 ECTS per semester (equals 30 ECTS).