In your Master’s programme you can opt for one elective course. All the faculty’s elective courses are worth 5 ECTS.

You can enrol in an elective course from 3 till 9 October via OSIRIS-student. You'll receive an introduction to OSIRIS-student in September.

Restrictions

It is not possible to enrol in more than one elective course.

The number of students admitted to a course is limited. If you enrol in an elective course between 3 and 9 October you can choose your working group yourself. If that working group turns out to be full at the time of enrolment, you can try to enrol in another working group. If all working groups are already full, you will have to choose a different course.

https://osiris.uu.nl/osiris_student_uuprd/OnderwijsCatalogusSelect.do?selectie=cursus&cursus=201800820&collegejaar=2019Course Course code
Anthropology of Mobility 201700019
Anxiety and related disorders (period 3 course) 201600817
Cognitive Neuropsychiatry (period 3 course) 201800819
Criminology and Safety (theories, trends and policies) 201500009
Data Analysis & Visiualisation 201600038
Developmental Neuropsychology 201800818
Educational Design & Consultancy 201600024
Essentials of Care: Analysing Current Policy Trends 201800018
Integration and Cultural Diversity 201500154
Internet, Social Media and Networks 201600017
Interventions in Diverse Contexts 201800474
Juvenile Forensic Psychopathology 201800473
Loss and Psychotrauma 201500816
Methodological and Statistical Aspects of Social Science Research 201700039
Neuropsychologische revalidatie (in Dutch) 201800820
Nudging 201500812
Organization Development 201700822
Philosophy of the Social Sciences 201600160
Qualitative Research Methods 201700162
Research in a Commercial Setting 201800485
Social Influence, Public Communication and Advertising 201700824
Youth, Education and Society 03: Prevention 3.0: Perspectives & Design 201600403

Your elective choices within your Master’s programme can also comprise a Master’s course at another faculty or academic university in the Netherlands. The course attended must be worth at least 5 EC, but may also be 7.5 EC.

If you want to choose a course at a different department / faculty within Utrecht University for your elective choices in your Master’s programme, you should take the enrolment period into account. Do not forget that a course may be full during the late enrolment period.

Recommended course for all social science students:

Neighbourhoods and crime (Social Geography, GEO4-3316)

This course examines crime from a social geographic perspective, focusing on the spatial aspects of crime in a metropolitan context. In particular, this course addresses the question of how specific physical and social composition of city neighbourhoods relate to crime.

This course is offered by GEO sciences and therefore has a different registration date. The registration period for this course is from 16 to 29 September. So please make sure to sign up on time!

Earth Sciences

Please select the Master's programme of your choice and check the admission requirements. Please mail any queries to Ingrid Beekman (i.beekman@uu.nl).

Human Geography and Spatial Planning

To follow a course in Geography and Spatial Planning, you must meet the requirements. Please select the Master's programme of your choice and check the admission requirements. Please mail any queries to Erika van Middelkoop (e.p.vanmiddelkoop@uu.nl).

Innovation, Environmental and Energy Science

This covers the following Master’s programmes:
 

  • Innovation Sciences
  • Energy Science
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Business & Innovation
  • Water Science & Management

To attend courses of one of these Master’s programmes, you must meet the entrance requirements. Check the course description in OSIRIS to find out which entrance requirements apply.

Pharmacy

An application for Pharmacy courses can be submitted to science.scph@uu.nl. These courses are subject to strict admission requirements (in Dutch). You should check beforehand whether you meet these conditions.

Humanities

In order to attend Humanities courses, you must meet the admission requirements (check the course description in OSIRIS to find out which entrance requirements apply). Please mail any queries to the Humanities Student Information Desk, studiepunt.gw@uu.nl.

Electives abroad

Do you want to take an elective abroad? Send a request to the Board of Examiners (examencommissie.fsw@uu.nl). Make sure you add the name of the university and a link to the course description.

Need help? Use the planning tool

Use the Course Planner to help you plan the elective course into your schedule. Log in first (at the top right of the screen), then read the instructions in the manual (pdf) or watch the instruction video.