Exchange courses

Child Education and Development (exchange)

Exchange students take part in the Amsterdam Exchange Programme – Social Sciences. All courses in the English taught programme are on advanced undergraduate level in one of the bachelor’s programmes of the College of Social Sciences,the College of Communication and the College of Child Education and Development: Child Education and Development; Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; Cultural Anthropology; Sociology; Political Sciences; Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies; Communication Science. For most courses a strong background in one of these disciplines is required; this is indicated as such in the course description.

List of courses

The programme offers courses in the following thematic clusters:

  • Communication and Society
  • Child Development and Education
  • Conflict Studies
  • International Development Studies
  • Dutch Society
  • Ethnicity, Migration and Nationalism
  • Gender, Sexuality and Society
  • Global Health, Care and Society
  • International Relations and Globalisation
  • Politics, Governance and Democracy
  • Society and Modernity
  • Urban Studies 

Students can choose any course from these thematic clusters, but are expected to have an appropriate background.

Exchange students can also choose up to 12EC from the  Exchange Programme College Humanities, offered by the Faculty of Humanities. Please note that free movers can only choose courses from the  Exchange Programme College Social Sciences.

Placement in courses depends in all cases on availability and in most cases on educational background.

Please check the course catalogue regularly because changes may still occur.

Academic Calendar 2018-19

Here you find the Universiteit van Amsterdam academic calendar including examweeks and holidays: 

Academic calendar

Courseload and credits

One European Credit (ECTS) equals 28 hours of work including class meetings. The standard workload for UvA students is 30 ECTS credits per semester.

Courses are mainly 6 credits (one block, 8 weeks) or 12 credits (two blocks, 16 weeks) Most courses are offered in the first two blocks of the semester. Students are expected to take a minimum of 24 credits per semester. A maximum of 36 credits per semester is allowed but not recommended since this is a very high workload. .

Students are recommended not to take more than two courses during one block. in case the student only takes courses in block 1 and 2, this usually means a workload of 24 credits. Students following more than two courses in  block 1 or 2 need to allow for a higher workload.-

Please note that the course catalogue 2018-19 as well as the schedules will be published early June and that changes might occur.

Published by  Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

18 April 2018