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Leiden University offers bachelor's students a range of opportunities to broaden and deepen their studies through elective credits. A minor is one of the ways you can use your elective credits to personalise your study programme.

What is a minor?

A minor is a cohesive set of courses. Most consist of 15 to 30 credits (ECs) which means you can use your elective credits to follow a minor. In terms of level, minors are most suitable for third-year bachelor’s students.

Why follow a minor?

A minor allows you to broaden your knowledge and skills by looking beyond the boundaries of your own study programme, or to further specialise in your own field of study, for example, in preparation for a master's. 

Broad selection

  • As a student of Leiden University, you can choose from a wide range of minors. Every faculty offers a broad selection, amounting to 60 in total.
  • You can also easily follow a minor at TU Delft or the Erasmus University Rotterdam due to the close collaboration with these universities.
  • Or why not follow a joint minor offered by Leiden University, TU Delft and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. This means you will have classes taught by lecturers from two or three of these universities at various campuses.  

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