Study programme

Study load

Your study load is measured using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One EC or study credit equals 28 hours of study. The courses of a Bachelor's programme are generally 7,5 EC, that is 210 hours of study. As a full-time student you normally take 8 courses per academic year, earning you 60 EC. The entire Bachelor's programme is 3 years, thus 180 EC in total. 


The study programme consists of:

See the menu on the left for more information on each component. For a full account of the Bachelor's programme, see the Study Guide.


You take courses on three levels:

  • Level 1: introductory (GEO1)
  • Level 2: in-depth (GEO2)
  • Level 3: advanced (GEO3)

In general, each level corresponds to the year of study in which the course is taught.