For the Master’s programmes of the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the academic year is divided into two semesters. These semesters are divided in two blocks.

Semester 1
Period 1: 31 August 2020 - 08 November 2020
Period 2: 09 November 2020 - 07 February 2021

Semester 2
Period 3: 08 February 2021 - 25 April 2021
Period 4: 26 April 2021 -  02 July 2021

Days Date
Open Day Bachelors 20 November 2020
Christmas Break 21 December 2020 - 10 January 2021
Teaching-free week 01 February 2021 - 07 February 2021
Good Friday 02 April 2021
Easter Monday 05 April 2021
Teaching-free week 19 April 2021 - 25 April 2021
King's Day 27 April 2021
Liberation Day 05 May 2021
Feast of the Ascension 13 May 2021
Friday following Feast of the Ascension 14 May 2021
Whit Monday 24 May 2021

Students who are enrolled in a Master’s programme will be automatically enrolled in all the required courses of teaching blocks 1 to 4. The course enrolment will take place by the end of August at the latest.

Schedules in My Timetable

We are posting the timetables later than usual this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can access your timetable in MyTimetable on 17 August. Your timetable will show which courses you will be taking online and when we will be holding classes on campus. The publication date for the timetable of the second block is still unknown at this moment.

Courses largely online

You will complete the majority of your first semester coursework online. If possible, we will organise a few activities on campus. If you haven’t indicated that you’re unable to come to the campus, we will expect you to attend. For students who cannot come to the campus, an online alternative will be offered.

Whether we will be able to hold more classes on campus in the second semester is not yet known.

Schedules in the Course catalogue

The schedules for all courses in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences are included in the Course Catalogue.

Exam / additional test schedules

In MyTimetable, you can see where and when the examinations and additional tests will be administered*. You can only view the information for the exams or additional tests for the courses for which you are registered. Information about tests for which you are not registered can be found in the course catalogue.

*The information will be available in MyTimetable no later than two months before start of the test or additional test.

Timeslots divide the week in different parts to prevent a clash in course times. It is usually NOT possible to choose courses that are scheduled in the same timeslot. There are incidental cases where courses do not overlap, but more often than not, courses in the same timeslot cannot be followed together.

The timeslot model at Utrecht University has five different timeslots (A, B, C, D en E). Each timeslot consists of a fixed number of hours at a fixed moment in the week.