University College Venlo (UCV) is a 3-year bachelor’s programme in Liberal Arts & Sciences, meant for talented and ambitious students, interested in applying knowledge to meet some of the greatest challenges of contemporary society. Students can design their own curriculum out of a broad range of courses in a variety of disciplines. As such, you create the perfect profile for the master’s programme or professional career of your choice.
UCV is located at UM’s satellite campus in Venlo. As Venlo is in the centre of one of the Food and Logistics hubs of the Netherlands, UCV opens up (but is not restricted to) the fields of Business & Supply Chain Management, and Food, Nutrition & Health to your interests and talents. Academic and practical perspectives are combined, and you will start to apply your knowledge starting the first day. With all courses taught in English and attracting a wide range of nationalities, you will find yourself in a truly international academic community.
The academic core of your studies at UCV consists of a combination of courses that offer a fundamental basis for each UCV student. This includes the courses Modelling Nature; Philosophy of Science; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Food, Nutrition & Health.
Additionally, students can choose to focus on one of the two concentrations: Social Sciences or Life Sciences. Each concentration offers a wide variety of courses in different disciplines. Within the concentration Social Sciences you can, for example, choose courses in law, business and economics and psychology. The Life Sciences concentration offers courses in, for example, the disciplines biology, chemistry and mathematics. You can also choose for a combination of the concentrations for a broader interdisciplinary approach.
In addition to the courses, you will follow a skills training each period. UCV offers an extensive skills programme in which skills are offered that are deemed important for each academic, such as writing a research proposal, conducting research and presenting outcomes. Students can also choose to acquire the more specific skills, for example laboratory skills in biochemistry or molecular cell biology or quantitative research methods. At the end of every semester, each student will work on a research project in which all knowledge and skills are applied, either in a business or a university setting.
Each UCV student will be guided by a personal Academic Advisor. Your Academic Advisor is an expert in your area of interest, who will help you discover your talents and interests. Together you will select relevant courses and plan your curriculum.
Upon graduation students will receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree, depending on the chosen concentration. Because UCV students design their own curriculum, the possibilities are almost endless. Depending on the chosen courses, students are eligible for a broad range of master’s programmes at Maastricht University, or elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Because of the close link to businesses and a focus on applying knowledge, students are also well prepared to start the professional career of their choice.
University College Venlo
Deken van Oppensingel 23
5911 AA Venlo
Phone: +31 43 388 3212