Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
This information page is composed for students of the bachelor’s programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.
A minor is a coherent package of courses offered by the university, for 30 ECTS. students follow minor courses to explore topics outside their own educational programmes. A well-chosen minor will enrich the bachelor’s course with knowledge, insight, and skills from another discipline. A minor can also help students to prepare for a Master’s degree.
Students may take a minor at any time after they have successfully completed the first year, but they are advised to take the minor in the third year of the bachelor’s programme. Students are advised to complete the minor within one academic year, as the minor’s curriculum may change the next year.
Minors at Leiden University
Leiden University offers more than 50 minors. Some minors have special admission criteria, and for others only a limited number of places are available. Students of the bachelor’s programme CA-DS are not allowed to take the minor CA-DS, since the minor partially consists of coursework from the bachelor’s programme CA-DS.
It is important therefore to gather information about minor programmes in time, preferably during the first semester of the second year. It is essential not to miss the application deadline. Application for Leiden University minors is between 1 May and 1 August, via uSis.
Minors at other Dutch Universities
Students are allowed to follow minors at other Dutch academic universities (universities of applied sciences [HBO’s] are excluded). Students wishing to choose a minor from other universities must enrol as ‘guest students’ following the application procedure of that particular institution. No extra tuition fee will be due because fees have already been paid to Leiden University.
Leiden University has an agreement with the Technical University in Delft and Erasmus University in Rotterdam, making it simpler for Leiden students to follow minors at those institutions. Places are reserved in both Rotterdam and Delft for Leiden students and the application procedure is more uniform. Please read more about the LDE cooperation and available minors on the designated page of the ULwebsite
For how to add an ‘external’ minors to study results in uSis, see the page ‘Addition of Electives and Minors’.