How do you plan your 2nd and 3rd year of your Bachelor's? On this page you find an overview of frequently asked questions about this topic. Read this page carefully before you contact the study advisers with any questions you may have.
You can find this at the Course registration page of the A to Z list.
See the steps on the Course registration page of the A to Z list.
This has been discussed extensively in the AST classes in year 1. First look back at this information on your AST Canvas page, to the schedule and to the information videos about planning Years 2 and 3. If you still have questions after having found this information, contact the study advisers.
Being on the ‘waiting list’ means you will be placed for the course once a spot opens up. However, be sure to take into account that you may not placed at all, if the course stays full.
Check carefully whether the course registration period has actually already started or check whether everything has been completed correctly (year, semester, faculty etc.) In addition, check whether you are registered for the Communication Science study via studielink.nl (you need to re-active your UvAnetID before the summer course registration).
If you do not meet the entry requirements according to the course description in the study guide, you cannot register for the specific course. In this case you either have to make a different choice or contact the education desk of that specific course.
This can be done in the same way as the general course registration. See the Course registration page of the A to Z list.
For questions about courses from outside Communication Science, we refer you to the education desk of that specific study program. You can find the contact information of the specific education desk in the course description of the study guide, under the heading “contact”.
This is stated in the course description in the study guide under the heading “entry requirements” and it is also stated in the text itself. So read the course description carefully.
You can find this on the Electives page of the A to Z list.
An Open UvA course is a course that is open to all UvA students. You can filter this in the left menu in the study guide. Please note: this label is not exclusive, it depends very much on each study programme whether they label their courses that way. It is always good to search the study guide even without this label.
You apply for approval to have a course/minor included in your study plan via a petition. The level of the course and any overlap with compulsory CS Courses or previously taken electives are included in the approval. All information about petitions can be found on the Submitting a petition in SIS page of the A to Z list.
The times of lectures, tutorials and exams (and any other teaching activities) for a course can be found on rooster.uva.nl. You can search for the course and add it to your timetable. You can also check whether there is any overlap between the courses (and exams) that you want to take.
Topics are in-depth courses in Communication Science. You must follow 2 Topics compulsory for the Communication Science curriculum. If you do more than 2 Topics, you can use the other Topics for your electives. To use Topics for your electives you must submit a petition. See also the Submitting a petition in SIS page of the A to Z list.
As many Topics as you want. Two of choice are obligatory, extra Topics can be used towards your 30 ECTS of electives.
You must have taken a total of 30 EC of elective courses before graduating. This can be in 1 semester, but you can also spread it over 2 years. It just depends on how it fits into your own schedule.
For the specific dates, take a look at the Course registration page of the A to Z list.
If you fail an elective, and therefore do not have enough ECs to fill in your elective space, you must either resit the course, or choose a different elective (or extra Topic) in another semester.
You can find all information on the Internship page of the A to Z list.
All information about the Graduation Project course can be found at studiegids.uva.nl. (Make sure you have the correct Graduation Project course from the programme Communication Science).
We would rather have you choose one of the two, and go for it. The study programme plans the education based on the number of registrations for internships or Graduation Project, so we would like to know how many students we can expect at an early stage.
The groups for the Graduation Project course are not planned until we know how many students will participate, how many tutorial groups must be planned, and when they should be scheduled. You will hear this about 3 weeks before the course starts.