You can take two courses per period (1/2/3/4) from different time slots (A/B/C/D), see schedules. You have to register for courses yourself.

Optional Course Profile

In the optional course profile (45 EC) you can:

  • choose extra optional courses from the major Global Sustainability Science, to broaden and deepen your knowledge of the discipline. Some courses are recommended (see 'optional courses' below).
  • choose individual courses or a minor (30 EC) -a coherent package of courses- from:
         - the Faculty of Geosciences (nót your own programme).
         - another faculty of Utrecht University.
         - another Dutch university (if you can not take any UU courses).
  • go study abroad.
  • do an internship

Please note! At least 15 EC of the elective course profile must be from level 2 or 3 courses. For courses outside Utrecht University, you have to ask for approval from the Board of Examiners via Please motivate your choice and mention your student number in the email. 

You also take courses from the major of your programme.

These courses are possibly interesting to take in your optional course profile. The courses with Dutch titels are taught in Dutch, the ones with English titels in English. See the Course Catalogue for all Utrecht University courses. Please make sure that you fulfill any entrance requirements and/or recommended prerequisites.

*Only for GSS, track Business & Innovation
** Minimum 18 participants; maximum 36 participants