BSc Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics

University of Amsterdam
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
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Entry Requirements

Hold a diploma from Dutch university preparatory education (VWO) in one of the four profiles, combined with mathematics A or B and English.

English Language Requirement:


  • Paper-based: overall score of 600, with a score of 5.5 for the Test of Written English 
  • Internet-based: overall score of 100 (with a minimum score of 22 for each component) 

Overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components)

  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): grade A 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade C


First Year

he first year consists of academic core courses. Interdisciplinary courses such as ‘Law, justice and morality', Beyond hierarchy’ and ‘Decision making’ help you foster a broad mindset and provide a good foundation in the disciplines. This in turn gives you the required knowledge for the courses in the second and third years. In the methodological courses ('Doing research'), you will learn about the main qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques. At the end of each semester, in the integrated seminars, students conduct a project based on social challenges and themes, such as security, solidarity and global justice. By the end of the first year, students must choose one major.

Second and Third Year

In the second year, you start on your specialisation in either:

  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Economics.

The majors have been specially and carefully designed by teams of leading scholars from all across the University of Amsterdam. Before receiving your Bachelor of Science degree, you will write an extensive Bachelor’s thesis during your third year.

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