Introductie voor eerstejaars

WELCOME!

Welcome to the Master's programme in History of Politics and Society. You will find all of the practical details of your programme on this site. We wish you a great start!

Orientation programme

During the orientation days, you will meet the people with whom you will be dealing during your studies and receive all sorts of practical information.

Curious who will be your classmates?

Our app called Goin’ (find internationals!) allows you to get in contact with other students based on your hobbies, interests, your study and more before even being in Utrecht! You can download the app down here:

Login with the following code to get access: 46835

Timetable, marks and student card

The MyUU portal (see the Log In link on the top right of this window) and the MyUU app contain your marks in OSIRIS, your student card and your personal timetable. You can download the app from the Android and Apple app stores. Then log in with the user name you received at registration (your Solis ID) and the corresponding password. 

You can also check your timetable on the UU's schedule website: MyTimetable. You use your Solis ID to log in on this site, too. Your schedule in MyTimetable also automatically appears in the MyUU app and vice-versa.

Linking to your diary

It is easy to link MyTimetable to your own electronic diary. All common formats are supported. You will find detailed instructions on the 'Help’ page in MyTimetable. You might receive an error message when linking to Google Calendar. If so, try again.

Time slot model

Schedules & timeslots

An academic year consists of 2 semesters divided into 4 blocks:

  • Semester 1 consists of block 1 and 2
  • Semester 2 consists of blocks 3 and 4

Most of the time, you will attend 2 (maximum 3) courses each block. Make sure to choose courses that fall into different timeslots, to prevent your lectures, workgroups or exams from being at the same time. It is not possible to take more than one course in a block in the same time slot. Please refer to OSIRIS to see which timeslot a course is assigned to.

Global overview timeslots

Broadly speaking, the timeslots are classified as follows:

A: Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning
B: Tuesday morning, Thursday afternoon
C: Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning
D: Wednesday afternoon, Friday
E: Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night, Thursday night

See below for a more detailed specification. 

Overview of the different timeslots in which the teaching is given:

A

  • Monday 9.00 - 10.45 / 11.00 - 12.45
  • Tuesday 17.15 - 19.00
  • Wednesday 9.00 - 10.45 / 11.00 - 12.45

B

  • Tuesday 9.00 - 10.45 / 11.00 - 12.45
  • Thursday 13.15 - 15.00 / 15.15 - 17.00 / 17.15 - 19.00

C

  • Monday 13.15 - 15.00 / 15.15 - 17.00 / 17.15 - 19.00
  • Tuesday 13.15 - 15.00 / 15.15 - 17.00
  • Thursday 9.00 - 10.45 / 11.00 - 12.45

D

  • Wednesday 13.15 - 15.00 / 15.15 - 17.00 / 17.15 - 19.00
  • Friday 9.00 - 10.45 / 11.00 - 12.45 / 13.15 - 15.00 / 15.15 - 17.00 / 17.15 - 19.00

E

  • monday, tuesday, wednesday, tuesday 19.15 - 22.00
  • You will find the most recent available courses, registration codes and matching time slots in OSIRIS
  • If a course is indicated by a combination of letters (for instance C/D), then the course is in both slots and you have to make sure that your other courses are in the other slots (so A and/or B). Not all the hours of the time slots are used for teaching.
  • In the OSIRIS registration screen you will see in which time slots the course is available (A, B, C, D of E, or a combination of these).
  • Course registration in identical time slots may lead to overlap in teaching and/or testing. So make sure to register for courses that do not overlap.
Time slot model exams

The exam time slot model

If an exam is scheduled outside the regular course schedule, it can be scheduled according to the exam time slot model. The times are different from the course times, but are roughly the same:

A: Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning
B: Tuesday morning, Thursday afternoon
C: Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning
D: Wednesday afternoon, Friday
E: Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night, Thursday night

The different timeslots in which the exams are taken (this depends on the timeslot in which you followed your course):

A

  • Monday 8.30 - 10.30 / 11.00 - 13.00
  • Tuesday 17.00 - 20.00
  • Wednesday 8.30 - 10.30 / 11.00 - 13.00

B

  • Tuesday 8.30 - 10.30 / 11.00 - 13.00
  • Thursday 13.30 - 16.30 / 17.00 - 20.00

C

  • Monday 13.30 - 16.30 / 17.00 - 20.00
  • Tuesday 13.30 - 16.30
  • Thursday 8.30 - 10.30 / 11.00 - 13.00

D

  • Wednesday 13.30 - 16.30 / 17.00 - 20.00
  • Friday 8.30 - 10.30 / 11.00 - 13.00 / 13.30 - 16.30 / 17.00 - 20.00

E

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 19.00 - 22.00

Academic year calendar

The academic calendar of the Humanities faculty shows exactly how the academic year is organised. Different dates may apply to courses/educational activities that are (partly) provided by other faculties. So keep a close eye on this!

printable version academic year calendar 2019-2020  
> printable version academic year calendar 2020-2021

Explanation

  • Non-teaching Days: no classes, tests and resits scheduled.
    Group or individual arrangements can be made if so agreed upon by both the student and the teacher, e.g. handing in an assignment, doing a resit or receiving feedback.
  • Reflection weekno classes and tests scheduled.
    Students and teachers are available for resits, reflection, feedback, tutoraat and information events. 
  • Christmas break: no classes, tests and resits. 
    Students do not have to be available for teaching or study activities. 
  • Summer break: no classes, tests and resits scheduled.
    Group or individual arrangements can be made if so agreed upon by both the student and the teacher, e.g. handing in an assignment, doing a resit or receiving feedback. 
Academische jaarkalender Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Academische jaarkalender Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen

Update personal details

Make sure your email address in Studielink is always up to date. Important messages about your registration and suchlike are sent to this email address. Feel free to visit the Student Desk Humanities at Drift 10 or contact them through email: studentdesk.hum@uu.nl.

Changing address details

You must always submit a change of your official residential address to the Persons Database. Studielink and Osiris subsequently receive details of your address automatically. It is important that the correct address is registered, including for receiving study financing.