At University College Roosevelt, you can follow courses within four different departments, namely Arts & Humanities (A&H), Engineering (ENG), Science (SCI) and Social Science (SSC). To finish the program within three years, you take four courses per semester, each of which is worth 7.5 ECTS. You have 30 classes per semester for each course, two hours per class meeting twice a week. In order to allow you to be both broadly educated and have deep knowledge within a few disciplines, the program follows a three-level structure:
- 100-level (introductory): These courses have no prerequisites and, unless specified otherwise, are open to all students.
- 200-level (intermediate): These courses are generally only open to students who have successfully completed one or more prerequisite courses at the 100-level.
- 300-level (advanced): These courses are only open to students who have successfully completed one or more prerequisite courses at 200-level. A 100, 200 and 300 level course together form a full track in one of the departments.
There are also various obligatory courses, which you can find here.
The 16 hours of class that you are required to follow each week contain a mixture of (guest) lectures, debates, student presentations, fieldwork, and individual work. All those classes are taught in English. Outside of class, students are required to do a substantial amount of homework, up to a maximum of ten hours per course per week. This high pace ensures that, although the semesters are only 15 weeks long, students can reach a very high level of academic achievement.
In your final year, you will do a Senior Project of 15 ECTS, equivalent to two courses. This Senior Project is an independent piece of research within your major department, and it allows you to expand on a topic that you have found to be the most interesting. You do not have to do your Senior Project entirely on your own – you will always be supervised by a Faculty member or an expert in the field in order for you to deliver the best piece of work possible.