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

About the programme

LUC The Hague offers a three year bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The challenging curriculum offers six majors based on Global Challenges.

Inwook Jung

First year student Leiden University College

Inwook Jung

''Because I did not quite know what I wanted to do after high school, I wanted a broad kind of education. At LUC the courses start very broad and get more specific in the second year. This helps you decide what you want to specialize in.''

Educational methods

As a student at LUC you can expect a full ‘working week’ of 52 hours, with about 12 to 14 hours in-class, for example lectures or tutorials. Student-centered didactical methods in this English-taught programme include presentations, discussions, group work, papers, assignments, laboratory sessions and moot courts. Case studies are frequently used to create a learning environment in which students can excel while working on real challenges.

Students are assessed on a continous basis, meaning that multiple forms of grading and assessments are used creating a dynamic learning experience.

Student support services

LUC has a unique support system which pairs you with a member of the academic staff for guidance throughout your programme: a 1st-year academic advisor helps smooth your transition to LUC, and from Year 2 on you have a major-specific advisor. Meanwhile your study advisor supports you in selecting and monitoring classes, helps you design your study plan, and connects you with other resources at Leiden University. Personal support through your Student Life Officer, Resident Assistants, and Student Life Counselors is always there to make you feel at home at LUC.

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