Liberal Arts & Sciences - Tilburg University

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This presentation was given during the 'Student for a Day' event on Friday 19 November 2010.

Text of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Tilburg University

  • 1.Susanne Roelle Alberto Lopez Adrados Marketing & Recruitment Officer Student Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts and Sciences BA Liberal Arts and Sciences

2.

  • TODAYS PRESENTATION
  • Whatis Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Distinguishing characteristics
  • Facts & figures
  • Programme structure
  • Curriculum
  • Exchange opportunities
  • Career perspectives
  • Student profile
  • Admission and application procedure
  • Liberal Arts from a students perspective
  • Get in touch with us

3. WHAT IS LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES (1) 4.

  • WHAT IS LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES (2)
  • intensive three-year bachelors degree programme taught entirely in English in an international environment
  • offers the unique opportunity to attain a specialised qualification, combined with a broad and interdisciplinary liberal arts education
  • interactive and small-scale programme
  • strong emphasis on the training of academic skills

5. WHAT IS LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES (3)

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  • Different points of view: managerial,psychological, ethical, legal...

6.

  • DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (1)
  • Tilburg Universitys Liberal Arts programme doesnottake place in aresidential settingin which Liberal Arts students live and study together 24/7
  • Tilburg Universitys BA Liberal Arts and Sciences degree is the joint initiative of its four leading faculties. Which means you get the best of four worlds:
  • experts with different academic backgrounds and research traditions
  • prestigious professors with well-established names
  • highly experienced professors

7.

  • DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (2)
  • distinctive focus of Tilburg Universitys Liberal Arts and Sciences programme is on Europe in a globalising world
  • European history and culture is the profiling element in the curriculum

8.

  • DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (3)
  • Team teaching:an innovative teaching method unique to Tilburg University's study of the Liberal Arts, and which involves two academics with different backgrounds jointly teaching the one subject.
  • http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/bachelors/programmes/liberal-arts-and-sciences/programme/team-teaching/
  • Distance learning courses

9.

  • DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (4)
  • A set of clearly-defined career or Master's options upon graduation.
  • With every major offering you both electives and mandatory courses, you follow a coherent curriculum that will prepare you for a selection of exciting future careers or a top Masters programme.
  • Extensive guidance & mentoring.
  • An academic advisor supports you with the composition
  • of your study programme that will set a clear course for
  • your future career.

10.

  • FACTS & FIGURES (1)
  • Male students: 40%
  • Female students: 60%
  • Dutch students:56%
  • International students:44%

11. FACTS & FIGURES (2) 12.

  • THE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE (1)
  • Year 1:
  • 8 compulsory courses
  • 3 elective courses
  • Year 2:
  • 1 compulsory course
  • 1 elective course
  • 8 Major courses
  • Year 3:
  • 1 elective course
  • 1 Major course
  • 5 Minor courses
  • Bachelors thesis

13. THE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE (2) Your third year : The primary focus is on the writing of your Bachelor Thesis. In your third year you also have the opportunity to do an international exchange semester. Your second year : Specialisation within one discipline - your future Major - begins in the second year. Your first year : A variety of courses are taught during your first year that introduce you to the various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities. 14.

  • THE CURRICULUM: YEAR 1
  • 8 compulsory courses:
  • English Academic Writing
  • Mind and Brain
  • Thinking about Science
  • Society: Culture and Economy
  • Rhetoric, Culture and Democracy
  • Research Project: Qualitative Methods
  • European History: Politics and Culture
  • Researchers and their Fields
  • and..

15.

  • 3 elective courses:
  • Perception,Art and Culture
  • Religion and Public Life
  • Consumerism
  • Law and Film
  • Theories on Narrative
  • Modernity, Identity and Evil
  • Organization Theory
  • Understanding Law

16.

  • THE CURRICULUM: YEAR 2
  • 1 compulsory course:
  • Current European Issues
  • 1 elective course:
  • Perception,Art and Culture
  • Religion and Public Life
  • Consumerism
  • Law and Film
  • and..

17.

  • Your chosen Major:
  • Business and Management
  • Law in Europe
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities: European History and Culture

18.

  • THE CURRICULUM: YEAR 3
  • 1 elective course:
  • Dependent on your Bachelors Thesis.
  • 1 Major course:
  • Dependent on your chosen Major.
  • 5 Minor courses:
  • Elective courses taken at Tilburg University, at another major researchuniversity in the Netherlands, or abroad during an international exchange semester .
  • Bachelor's thesis
  • Topic will be chosen in accordance with your thesis supervisor.

19. EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES (1) Liberal Arts students spending (at least) one semester on exchange Preferred study destinations for an international exchange semester 20. EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES (2) Henk Bovekerk (Dutch) Venice International University Jesse Vreeken (Canadian) Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong http://jesseinhongkong.blogspot.com/ Jasmin Jurtan (German) La Trobe University, Melbourne http://jasmininaustralia.blogspot.com/ http://henkinitaly.blogspot.com / 21.

  • STUDY WORKLOAD & BSA
  • Study workload in the first year:
  • 30 EC semester 1 + 30 EC semester 2 = 60 EC total
  • 30 EC = 40 hrs. of studying per week
  • (15 hrs. of class-time and 25 hrs. of independent study)
  • Binding Study Advice (BSA) at the end of the first year:
  • Positive BSA = minimum of 42 EC
  • Negative BSA = less than 42 EC

22. CAREER PERSPECTIVES (1) After completing the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Tilburg University you have an internationally acknowledged Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. So what can you do with it? 23. CAREER PERSPECTIVES (2) What do Liberal Arts and Sciences students in the Netherlands typically do after graduation? *For instance an internship, a job, a project or another Bachelor's programme. 24.

  • CAREER PERSPECTIVES (3)
  • Masters programmeswith theMajor Law in Europe:
  • International and European Labour Law
  • International and European Public Law
  • International Business Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Masters programmeswith theMajor Social Sciences:
  • European Urban Cultures
  • Human Resources Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Organisation Studies
  • Sociology
  • Organization of Cultural Diversity

25.

  • CAREER PERSPECTIVES (4)
  • Masters programmeswith theMajor Business and Management :
  • International Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Masters programmeswith theMajor Humanities: European History & Culture:
  • Care, Ethics and Policy
  • Christianity and Culture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Human Aspects of Information Technology
  • Language and Communication (RM)
  • Theology (RM)

26.

  • CAREER PERSPECTIVES (5)
  • Career prospects:
  • Start a career in an (international) organisation, corporation, NGO, government institution, university or research institution as a
  • Policy advisor for the United Nations
  • Consultant for the European Parliament
  • Managerial/governmental legal advisor