Minors

Leiden bachelor’s students are able to complete the electives for their particular programme with a minor, which may vary from 30 to 15 credits depending on the department.

Minors in English

A minor is a cohesive package of subjects worth 30 credits. Leiden offers some 55 different minors, including 30 in English. Most of these are accessible to all students; a few minors have admission criteria. In terms of level, minor education is primarily suitable for third-year bachelor’s students. Students who choose to do so, can always complete their electives with a minor subject; permission of the Board of Examiners is generally not required. Students can read in the Course and Examination Regulation about what is and what is not allowed and whether permission is required from the Board of Examiners. Please find below a list of the minor programmes offered in 2016-2017. Further information can be found in the e-Prospectus.  You can register for these minors from 1 May till 1 August 2016.  

Codes
E     =  English language
E/D =  English and Dutch 
i     =  Entry requirements
a    =  Different registration deadline
m   =  Maximum number of places available

  • Advanced Life Science & Technology E i m47
  • American Studies E m25   
  • Biodiversity and Natural Environment   E  a  m23
  • Chinese Economy and Society  E m60
  • Construction the human past  E  m15 
  • Cultural Memory of War and Conflict  E m50
  • Culture and Society in Morocco   E  m20    NEW 
  • Data Science D/E  m 30 
  • Disease, Signalling and Drug Targets   E a m27
  • Dutch Studies E m40
  • Economics and Public Policy  D/E  m50 
  • European Union Studies E m100
  • Game Studies and Cultural Analysis   E  m45
  • Global Affairs E m120
  • Human Evolution (interdisciplinary minor) E  a m23
  • Innovation, Co-Creation and Global Impact (interdisciplinary minor)  E  m70 
  • Internet Law  D/E   m30
  • Islam: Religion and Society   E m50  
  • Latin America Studies (Spanish/Portuguese)   D/E   m50 
  • Law, Culture and Development   D/E  m30
  • Modern Drug Discovery E i a m20
  • Molecular Biotechnology E  a m20
  • Museums, Heritage and Collections   E  m50
  • Psychology: a comprehensive introduction  E  m17   NEW 
  • Public Administration: Government and Society   D/E m30
  • Public Administration: Multi-Level Governance  E m20    NEW 
  • Quantitative Biology   E  m11     NEW
  • Religion in a Changing World   E  m60
  • Responsible Innovation (interdisciplinary minor) E m20 (by LEI/TUD/EUR)
  • Science and Research-Based Business E m22 
  • Science and Technology in Society (STiS) E m: m40
  • Security, Safety and Justice (interdiciplinary minor)  E  m45 
  • Sustainable Development  (interdisciplinary minor)  E  m47

More specific information per minor can be found in the e-Prospectus.


Applying and enrolling

You can apply for Leiden minors for 2016-2017 from 1 May to 1 August 2016. This application period also applies to external students. During the month of May 2016, there is a special arrangement for students of the TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Leiden students  can enrol for minors via uSis from 1 May to 1 August 2106. During the month of May, 33% of the places in each minor will be reserved for students from the TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam. This is one of the terms of the collaboration between the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam. 

Students from the TU Delft (TUD) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) can also apply for Leiden minors from 1 May to 1 August 2016 (a special arrangement applies in May; see below). You should apply via the faculty and/or the coordinator of your chosen minor.  You will find information on this in the e-Prospectus, including a contact person for any questions you may have. 

From 1 to 31 May 2016 there is a special arrangement. In this month, 33% of the places in each minor will be reserved for students of our two partner universities. Students from EUR and TUD can apply in May by means of a special web form that you will find at the bottom of the Dutch Applying for a minor page during that month. Please note that applying for a minor does not automatically mean that you have a place on the course. You will hear whether you have a place during the second half of June 2016. In June and July, Leiden students have priority over external students. This is the reason why, if you apply in June or July, you will not hear until August whether or not you have a place. 

Once you have been accepted, you will receive a Leiden student ID number and instructions on how you can actually enrol in the minor and the separate minor subjects via our study administration system uSis.  

You can apply for only one Leiden minor. If you are accepted and you then decide not to take the minor, you should cancel your enrolment as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to another student.  

External students, not from the TUD or EUR, can apply in the period from 1 May to 1 August, but they will not hear until August whether or not they have a place. 

You can find more information per minor in the  e-Prospectus, including the name of a contact person for any questions you may have. If you are given a place, you will receive a Leiden student ID number and instructions on how you can actually enrol in the minor and the separate minor subjects via our study administration system uSis. 

You can apply for only one Leiden minor. If you are accepted and you then decide not to take the minor, you should cancel your enrolment as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to another student.  

See also

 

Last Modified: 31-05-2016