Pre-Master's programme

Study programme

Your individual study programme is printed on the provisional admission letter you received from your Master’s programme. The courses are all part of the normal Bachelor’s curriculum, so you will be attending classes with first-, second- and third-year Bachelor’s students. The Humanities Student Information Desk will register you for all your courses.

The course descriptions (including study materials) are available in the  Course Catalogue. The courses are part of the minors Gender Studies and Postcolonial Studies. You can find your class schedule in MyTimetable. The lectures will be held in several different locations.

Bachelor’s final paper

In most cases, your Pre-Master’s programme will conclude with a Bachelor’s final paper. More information is available at the Media en cultuur Bachelor’s website.

Practical Information

The Media en Cultuur Bachelor’s website provides information about:

Basic knowledge of information and computer technology is a prerequisite for the programme and will be tested. We have developed some ICT modules to help you train these skills.

Through the course descriptions, course handbook and Blackboard, you will be informed about specific rules that apply to the course: planning, attendance, excursions, examinations and resits, etc.

Pre-Master support

Have you just started a Pre-Master's programme and completed an HBO or a WO Bachelor's before that? If so, you might need some support. Check the Pre-Master support page for information on Pre-Master study groups, individual coaching and skills courses. 

Recommended for University of Applied Sciences (HBO) students: Are you interested in a course in Academic Studying, Academic English, Writing a Research Proposal or Academic Writing? If so, please take a look at the training courses offered by Utrecht University.


If you have any questions about for example planning your curriculum or about the progress of your studies, please contact the study advisor. You may also visit your student advisor to discuss personal problems or issues that may affect the completion of your studies. If you have any questions about the content of your course, please contact your lecturer.

Registering, course registration, costs and payment 

If you have any questions about registering for the Pre-Master’s programme, course registration or the costs and payment for contract students, please contact the Humanities Student Information Desk. For questions about re-registering for your Pre-Master’s programme, financial aid or the costs and payment, please contact Student Services.

Completing your Pre-Master's programme

Once you have fulfilled the requirements of your Pre-Master’s programme, please contact the Humanities Student Information Desk.