Electives & Minor

As electives (your optional course profile), you choose components with a total study load of 60 EC, of which at least 15 EC at level 2 or 3. You can choose electives from another discipline, or in preparation for a Master's programme.
Please note that it is not allowed to take MA courses as elective in your BA programme. 

Your electives consists of:

  • An optional course package of 30 EC in which you can choose the following:
    • a minor at Utrecht University.
    • a second specialisation within Media and Culture. You don't need approval from the Board of Examiners for this option, but please do inform them of your choice by putting in a 'pro forma' request for approval through Osiris student. If you have a second specialisation, there can be a maximum of one course overlap with your first specialisation. You can choose another elective instead. If your second specialisation has an overlap of more than two courses you cannot do that second specilisation.
    • a minor at another Dutch university. This requires the approval of the Board of Examiners.
    • a foreign exchange programme. This requires the approval of the Board of Examiners.
  • Free choice of 30 EC, for example:

Make sure you choose courses of the appropriate level; you need to take at least 15 EC at level 2 or 3. And do not forget to check the entrance requirements for these courses. 

Are you following two bachelor's programmes? Then you can often fill in your optional course profile with courses from your other bachelor's programme. Discuss the possibilities with your study advisor.

Avoid overlap in content

When choosing courses for your optional course profile, make sure that there is no overlap with other courses in your program! The following courses have too much overlap between them. Starting from 2023-2024, you may not include the courses listed below in your bachelor's program. If you have participated in these courses before, they will continue to count. This list is not exhaustive, so if you hesitate about taking a course, please contact your study advisor.

  • New media and communication, CI1V17003 (part of minor CIW)


You can choose: