Studying at the VU means looking beyond. Regardless of what you study, at the VU you look beyond knowledge alone. Beyond the obvious. Beyond the boundaries of your own study programme. It means studying with an open mind, always aware of what goes on in society.
The Faculty of Social Sciences offers five bachelor’s programmes. A bachelor is a three-year programme, after the completion of which you can choose to continue your studies through following a master’s programme. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers eight master’s programmes.
Additionally, we offer seven pre-master programmes for students who have previously completed an HBO programme or a bachelor’s programme at a different faculty. These pre-master programmes prepare you for the adjoining master’s programmes.
Did you already apply for one of our bachelor’s or (pre)master’s programmes? Then please click on one of the following pages for important information about the start of your studies.
PROSPECTIVE BACHELOR’S STUDENTS
Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!
Soon you will start your bachelor’s programme at the VU. This is super exciting, but it can also be a little scary. Luckily we have compiled all the information you need to successfully start your first year. You can find this information on the Pre-Student Community. You can use your VUnet-ID, which you will have received by now, to log in to the Community. If you’ve lost your VUnet-ID, you can ask the Student Desk for help.
PROSPECTIVE MASTER’S STUDENTS
Here you will find all of the information you need to start your studies. Please read everything carefully to adequately prepare yourself for the start of your master’s programme.
PROSPECTIVE PREMASTER STUDENTS
The switch from an HBO programme or another faculty to the Faculty of Social Sciences can sometimes be quite drastic. Here you will find all the information you need to prepare yourself for the start of your premaster’s programme.