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Liberal Arts & Sciences

Do you want to become a global citizen? Learn more about the world around you!

During the minor students will develop into curious, conscious, multidisciplinary international professionals who are able to look at the world from various perspectives and make connections between different disciplines and philosophies.
A wide range of subjects like physiology, geopolitics, societal issues, earth sciences and culture will be discussed. After attending the minor the students are able “to connect the dots” and will therefore act more as convincing and trustworthy actors.
They will be able to relate with to any counterpart they face in their private or business network and interact with them in a sensible and eloquent way.

Course content:

Philosophy of science, ethics, research – all from an international perspective.

  • Earth- and natural sciences (meteorology, geology, astronomy, paleontology, geography, human biology)
  • Social sciences (anthropology, political science, economy, psychology, sociology, social geography)
  • Humanities (philosophy, history, archaeology, cultural studies, literature, the fine arts)
  • “Great Books” that will (re)shape your attitude and force you to look at issues from different perspectives.
  • Technology: Robotics, Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence.
  • Approximately 10-12 guest lecturers will share their expertise with you.
  • Excursions to Brussels, Ypres and The Hague offering you the opportunity to speak to International politicians, cultural attaches and lawyers.
  • You will continuously keep track on the latest news by reading and interpreting these current issues.
  • Bottom line: you will become curious, conscious and aware of the Socratic principle: “the more I learn, the more I realize how little I really know”.

Aanvullende informatie

Application for non-Saxion students:
Before submitting through Kies op Maat please contact the minor-contactperson : Roel Rietberg ( if participating is still possible or whether the maximum number of participants has been reached.

How do I apply?
The application process regarding the Kies op Maat minor at Saxion is a bit different than described at

How does it work?
Step 1: Download the learning agreement from the Kies op Maat website and let it sign by a member of the exam commission at your own educational institution ánd sign the document yourself.
Step 2: go to and fill in your personal data
Step 3: you will receive an automatic generated email from IAM including your username and password
Step 4: go the, log on with your username and password which you have received from IAM and apply!
Step 5: After this we can process your application for a Kies op Maat minor at Saxion

Please note : in 'Upload documents' you are requested to upload some documents. The following documents we need:

  • A copy of your valid passport or ID-card. No driving license!
  • A copy of your propaedeutic diploma or a printout from the DUO diploma register. In case you do not have the propaedeutic diploma yet, we would like to receive an official statement from your educational institution in which they state that you will receive the propaedeutic diploma before the start of the minor.
  • Learning agreement, page 1, 2 and 3 (signed by a member of the exam commission of your own education institution and student)
  • Original Proof of Payment. You can collect the document, even when you are paying in terms, at your own educational institution. Soon you will receive more information.

If you have further questions, please let us know. You can contact Saxion Student Registration, 088 – 019 3000.


Target group

(Inter)national students form Saxion, other universities in the Netherlands, students from abroad are all very welcome. Especially those students that want to widen their interest and perspective  by getting surprised in a world of sciences & arts.


Assessment methods:

Written exams, essays, blogs, (video)presentations, discussions of the news, book discussions, debates, written reflections.


Course structure:

Study load

  • 12 (full) hours (12x60 minutes) of lectures, 16 hours of self-study, and 1 consultation hour per week.
  • 4 days per week
  • Excursions and guest lectures pertaining to subjects from the abovementioned disciplines.

4 days per week  3  lectures of 3 hours (3x60 minutes)