Humanities Major

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities appear in section 3 of the Academic Rules and Regulations for your cohort. 

Academic disciplines

Humanities majors must take 10 courses towards major requirements. Humanities majors may currently complete requirements with tracks in the following disciplines:

Methodology Course

A required level 2 Humanities methodology course is recommended for students in their 3rd or 4th semester who have taken sufficient level 1 Humanities courses. Read more about methods in the Humanities.

As part of the language and culture requirement, University College Utrecht students must take a certain number of language and culture courses. These courses are organized in the Humanities department. For the specific requirements, please consult the Academic Rules & Regulations.

The Humanities department offers the following dedicated programme:

The UCU Cultural Heritage Programme offers students a hands-on experience of working in the cultural heritage sector, worldwide, as part of their undergraduate liberal arts and sciences curriculum

Student representatives assume the role of the “antennas” of their respective track between the students and the department Academic Affairs Officer. They are usually students taking courses and majoring in a certain track who will gain as much direct student input on the track and delegate the information to the departmental Academic Affairs Officer, Fellow or Head of Department. Due to this role of facilitating communications within the track, student representatives are legitimised and entitled to bringing forth ideas, initiatives and concerns about their track to the fellow and head of department. In the past, these included ideas of a thesis symposium event, track promotion events, new course collaborations with the fellow, and such. Whilst a regular communication between the AAO and the student representative should be maintained, it is up to the student representative’s own initiative to create impact in their track.

For the academic year 2019–2020, the Humanities Student Representatives are as follows:

Mary Bouquet

Art History and Museum Studies

Meiyi Bao

China Studies

Jos van der Linden


Saskia Spee

Language & Culture (Coordinator:

Gaetano Fiorin


Agnes Andeweg

Literature & Classics

Nina Köll

Media Studies (Coordinator)

Konstantina Georgelou


Floris van der Burg


Katja Rakow

Religious Studies