Maastricht University implements UM-wide minors that are open for (almost) all Maastricht University bachelor's students. These minors offer you the opportunity to get acquainted with a different field of study. A minor consists of several courses which together provide an excellent introduction to another specialisation or part of it.

You can follow a minor in the fifth semester of your bachelor’s programme. Most UM-wide minors are approximately 24 ECTS.

The advantages of a UM-wide minor:

  • you broaden your knowledge and understanding
  • you return to your own discipline with new insights and ideas
  • you develop academic skills which may receive less attention in your own discipline
  • you increase your chances of moving on to a master’s programme outside your discipline
  • you develop added value for the labour market: you distinguish yourself as an ambitious academic with broad interests.

Data Science student Andrew Gold followed the Entrepreneurship minor to realise his future dream. Read why following this minor was a good choice.

Can anyone do a minor?

Check the overview below to determine whether you can do a minor and click the programme you are currently doing for more details.

Your programme Minors available Permission Board of Examiners required No minors available
Biomedical Sciences          
Cultuurwetenschappen/ Arts and Culture          
Data Science and Knowledge Engineering          
Digital Society          
Dutch Law / Rechtsgeleerdheid          
Econometrics and Operations Research          
Economics and Business Economics          
European Law School          
European Public Health          
European Studies          
Fiscal Economics          
Health Sciences          
International Business          
Maastricht Science Programme          
Tax Law / Fiscaal Recht          
University College Maastricht          
University College Venlo