Universiteit Maastricht

University College Maastricht

UCM Course catalogue


The UCM Course Catalogue is a guide providing you with essential information on the courses offered at University College Maastricht in the Academic Year 2014-2015. The Course descriptions can be found in the menu on the left. A pdf version of the Course Catalogue is available as well.

Courses are listed with a course title and a course code. The course code refers to the part of the College program to which a course belongs and to the level of the course. Every course stands for 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), except Skills which stand for 2.5 ECTS each and the UCM Capstone which stands for 10 ECTS. A full study load includes 30 ECTS per semester and 60 ECTS per academic year. Each semester comprises 4 courses, 2 skills, and 1 project.

Prerequisites and recommendations

A number of course descriptions include prerequisites or recommendations. Note that prerequisites are required courses: you must have passed in these courses in order to be allowed to join a course of your choice. Courses that are recommended are not mandatory: you are not required to have participated or passed these courses. They are suggested by the coordinator and may add to your performance while doing the course of your choice. For several courses within the Sciences, the prerequisite consists of requirements that are related to your secondary school or previous education. In the menu on the left you will find a checklist for these requirements.