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Minors

Take a minor as part of your Bachelor’s programme

Tailor your study programme by taking a minor that suits your interests. You can either explore another subject with an interdisciplinary minor or you can choose to specialise and study a topic in greater depth.

Why choose a minor?

  • To expand your breadth of knowledge by choosing an interdisciplinary minor or a minor in a different field.
  • To increase your depth of knowledge by choosing a specialised minor in your field.
  • To prepare for the process of choosing a Master’s programme.
  • To start thinking about your options after the Bachelor’s programme.

Minors on offer

A variety of  minors are available at each UvA faculty. A minor is a cohesive set of courses worth 15 to 60 ECTS credits (most minors are 24 or 30 ECTS) that you can take in addition to your major.

You can get an idea of the range of minors on offer by looking at the list of minors for the current 2018-2019 academic year. You can find more deatled information in the online Course Catalogue. From June the 2019-2020 Course Catalogue wil be available online, containing detailed information about all the minors for the coming year.

Go to Minors list

UvA Minors Fair

Come to the UvA Minors Fair on 11 April to find out about the minors you can do in 2019-2020. You can chat with lecturers, students, study advisers and careers advisers, and ask all your questions about course content and entry requirements. Find out more and register on the Minors Fair page.

Application steps

  • 1. Choose a Minor

    Why take a minor?

    • To expand your breadth of knowledge by choosing an interdisciplinary minor or a minor in a different field.
    • To increase your depth of knowledge by choosing a specialised minor in your field.
    • To prepare for the process of choosing a Master’s programme.
    • To start thinking about your options after the Bachelor’s programme.
    How to choose a minor (PDF, pp. 9)
  • 5. Register for a minor

    Once you have chosen a minor from the list of Minors, you can click on the link to the Course Catalogue to find more information on how to register. You can find this information under ‘Practical matters and information’. Be sure to check when the period for course registration opens.