Teaching in The Hague – like that in Leiden – is firmly based on research. All stages of University teaching are represented in The Hague. After graduating, professionals can also follow courses at the campus in the capital city.
The bulk of the teaching is made up of – full-time – bachelor’s and master’s programmes for students from the Netherlands and abroad. There are also minors (clusters of subsidiary subjects), several of which are offered in conjunction with the Haagse Hogeschool.
The following bachelor’s programmes are taught in The Hague:
- Public Administration (in Dutch)
- Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges (Leiden University College)
- International Studies
- Bachelor’s specialisation in Computer Science and the Economy (in Dutch)
- Security Studies
- bachelor's specialisation in International Relations and Organisations
And there are a similar number of master’s programmes:
- Crisis and Security Management
- Management of the Public Sector
- Public Administration
- International Relations and Diplomacy
- Public International Law
- Executive Master Cyber Security (together with TU Delft and The Hague University of Applied Sciences)
- International Organisation
- Dutch Politics
More than 3,000 students
The bachelor’s programmes in The Hague have more than 3000 students (2016/2017), with a further 700 students enrolled in the master’s programmes. In addition, Campus The Hague offers a number of post-initial programmes for professionals working in the city, as well as lecture series for a broad public.
Training for professionals
There is a growing range of post-initial training opportunities (teaching after the regular programme, for professionals already in work) available in The Hague. These include courses, part-time programmes and programmes for professionals already in the job market (lifelong learning). The campus in The Hague also offers a broad range of summer schools, as well as pre-university programmes for school pupils in the final years at secondary school.
Innovation in teaching
Innovative forms of online teaching, such as the Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), are very successful in reaching large new target groups at locations throughout the world via distance learning. The Hague also offers a number of these courses. MOOCs such as International Law in Action in The Hague, International Criminal Justice, or International Arbitration and Investment Litigation help promote the visibility of The Hague as a centre of academic expertise.