Bachelor's degree programmes

The VU Faculty of Humanities aims to produce graduates whose knowledge and skills correspond to the needs of modern day society. We thus provide education that links directly to important societal themes such as globalization, communication and media, philosophy, sustainability, and the creative industries.

During your time at VU Amsterdam, considerable attention will be paid to your future career and job market perspectives. With our help, you will be asked to think about your future career and you will get to know the professional world through research assignments from professional practice, practical assignments and internships. A bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Humanities puts you right in the middle of society.

Below is an overview of all bachelor’s programmes in the Faculty of Humanities. Each programme has its own information page where you can find out about the content and structure of the programmes, as well as your job market perspectives. By exploring the programmes, you’ll quickly find out which ones you find interesting.


L&S-engels_55_55Literature and Society: English
This 3-year Bachelor’s degree programme in Amsterdam focuses on literature written in English from the perspective of two contemporary perspectives. You will read canonical British works, and also explore contemporary novels from different English-speaking countries, such as Ireland, America, and Canada. In our courses, you will analyse these texts from two cutting-edge perspectives: English literature in a changing world, and English literature in a visual culture. .
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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
This unique 3-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics Bachelor’s degree programme will prepare you for future leadership positions in business, politics, academia, and beyond. Complex social problems require generalists, that is, researchers, policy makers and professionals who are able to examine an issue from several angles, who can combine different perspectives in a constructive way, and who are aware of the broader social and historical context of problems. PPE provides you with the necessary tools and knowledge to be a leader in the 21st century.