A Programme Committee is an advisory and consultative body at degree programme level, instituted by law. Programme Committees can cover one degree programme or a group of related degree programmes. The Programme Committee consists of an equal representation of both lecturers and students.
The Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) defines the tasks of the Programme Committee as follows:
The Programme Committee performs above tasks by giving solicited and unsolicited advise on educational policies to the programme director or dean. The Programme Committee does this by:
In summary, the Programme Committee guards the quality of education, and the input of both students and teachers is crucial for that.
If you have a complaint or remark about a specific course, or a suggestion about the degree programme in general, get in touch with the Programme Committee. They will address your suggestions and take action if desired.
The MSc programme Stochastics and Financial Mathematics shares one Programme Committee with other UvA Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Mathematics. The current members of the Programme Committee can be found through the link below. The members of the Programme Committee are the first contact for complaints or suggestions. You can contact one of the members yourself or send an email to the Programme Committee.
Students who want to discuss the organization and quality of the education can become member of the Programme Committee. New members are offered a course by the Faculty of Science which explains the workings of the representative bodies and the role of the Programme Committee. If you want more information or are interested in membership, you can see more information under ‘Join the Programme Committee’