Utrecht University’s BA in Celtic Languages and Culture is a three-year degree programme made up of 180 EC. The programme specific Education and Examination Regulations (EER) precisely describe the requirements/criteria you have to meet in order to graduate.

Should you require guidance when choosing courses, please consult your tutor or Study Advisor.

Programme Outline

The major (the subject you have chosen to study) accounts for two thirds of the Bachelor’s programme, or 120 EC.

One third of your programme (60 EC) is comprised of electives. Electives allow you to broaden or deepen the scope of your degree programme. 30 EC of these 60 EC of electives must consist of one of the following:

  • a UU minor
  • a second specialization within your chosen degree programme
  • a foreign exchange programme

You are free to choose the remaining 30 EC from anywhere across the UU, as long as you choose courses of the appropriate level and you meet the entrance requirements for these courses.

General information

Subjects are taken at three levels:

  • Level 1 – Introductory
  • Level 2 – Intermediate
  • Level 3 – Advanced

Subject prerequisites

Some subjects have specific prerequisites. The Course Catalogue lists all of the admission requirements for each subject. If in doubt, ask the course coordinator, whose name is given beside the subject description.

Your study progress report lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your study progress report in OSIRIS > tab Progress. See the example (pdf) for an elaborate explanation on the Study Progress Report.

Your study load is calculated using the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System):

  • 1 EC = a 28-hour study load
  • Bachelor's subjects are generally worth 7.5 EC, or 210 hours of study. This means that students must generally take eight subjects per year, obtaining 60 course credits.
  • The entire 3-year Bachelor's degree programme is therefore worth 180 EC

If you wish to deviate from the exam schedule, you must apply for approval or exemption from your degree programme's Board of Examiners. If your application is approved, it will eventually also appear in OSIRIS and be included in your exam schedule and study progress report.

You will graduate once the Board of Examiners has ascertained that you have satisfied all requirements based on your study progress report and your exam schedule. The subjects listed on your study progress report will be listed on your International Diploma Supplement (IDS), which will be attached to your diploma.

Please note: subjects listed under 'Results – Miscellaneous' are not considered part of your exam schedule, and will not be listed on your IDS.

If you have questions about your study progress report, or find any mistakes in it, please contact the Humanities Faculty Student Desk.