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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges (BA/BSc)

Are you passionate about addressing the global challenges of the 21st century? Do you have broad interests and do you want to live on campus in an international environment in the city center of The Hague? Then this bachelor programme is for you!

What is Liberal Arts and Sciences?

A Liberal Arts and Sciences education is an approach to learning. This approach prepares you to deal with complex, diverse and interdisciplinary topics. It helps you develop a sense of social responsibility by exploring ideas and cultures from all over the world, from ancient times to today. It includes a variety of disciplines such as the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, languages, writing and mathematics. You can explore and combine your interests from various areas of study and talents into a programme unique to you!

Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences at LUC The Hague?

At Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) we offer English taught Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Liberal Arts & Sciences that focusses on the Global Challenges of today: Peace & Justice, Sustainability, Prosperity and Diversity. Rather than being a narrow programme with a single focus, our Liberal Arts & Sciences programme offers you a broad education on Global Challenges as well as a flexible, customizable curriculum with the opportunity to do an in-depth study in an area of your interest.

LUC The Hague is a joint initiative of Leiden University and the City of The Hague. It combines Leiden’s long academic tradition with the contemporary relevance of the International city of Peace and Justice.

What makes LUC The Hague special?

  • A challenging curriculum with a focus on Global Challenges: Peace and Justice, Sustainability, Prosperity and Diversity
  • A unique, student-centered and intensive academic programme, being ranked the number one University College in The Netherlands and a top rated programme
  • Interactive small-scale classes with research-active staff
  • A residential campus where all first and second year students live together, combining academic and social activities in a unique community
  • The location of the LUC campus is close to the International Criminal Court, the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Royal Conservatory, many embassies and many more international organisations, offering students opportunities for internships and career development

Is this the programme for you?

  • Are you looking for a challenge and an interdisciplinary programme?

  • Do you want to study global challenges? 

  • Do you want to learn how to think critically about complex societal issues in a context from ancient times to today?

  • Do you have broad interests and an international orientation?

  • Are you talented and like to work hard?

  • Do you want to live on campus with fellow students in The Hague?

  • Are you looking for an English taught programme?

  • Do you want to ‘Build Knowledge for a Better World’? Then find out more about the programme here!

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