Liberal Arts & Sciences - Tilburg University

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  • 1. Susanne Roelle Alberto Lopez Adrados Marketing & Recruitment Officer Student Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts and Sciences BA Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • 2.
    • TODAY’S PRESENTATION
    • What is Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Distinguishing characteristics
    • Facts & figures
    • Programme structure
    • Curriculum
    • Exchange opportunities
    • Career perspectives
    • Student profile
    • Admission and application procedure
    • Liberal Arts from a student’s perspective
    • Get in touch with us
  • 3. WHAT IS LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES (1)
  • 4.
    • WHAT IS LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES (2)
    • intensive three-year bachelor’s degree programme taught entirely in English in an international environment
    • offers the unique opportunity to attain a specialised qualification, combined with a broad and interdisciplinary liberal arts education
    • interactive and small-scale programme
    • strong emphasis on the training of academic skills
  • 5. WHAT IS LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES (3)
    • Transfer market for soccer players
    • Example: transfer of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (“The Hunter”) from AJAX to REAL MADRID for €27 mio
    • Christiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema join REAL MADRID  Huntelaar redundant…
    • Transfer of Huntelaar from REAL MADRID to AC MILAN for €15 mio
    • Different points of view: managerial, psychological, ethical, legal...
  • 6.
    • DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (1)
    • Tilburg University’s Liberal Arts programme does not take place in a residential setting in which Liberal Arts students live and study together 24/7
    • Tilburg University’s BA Liberal Arts and Sciences degree is the joint initiative of its four leading faculties. Which means you get the best of four worlds:
    •  experts with different academic backgrounds and research traditions
    •  prestigious professors with well-established names
    •  highly experienced professors
  • 7.
    • DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (2)
    • distinctive focus of Tilburg University’s Liberal Arts and Sciences programme is on Europe in a globalising world
    • European history and culture is the profiling element in the curriculum
  • 8.
    • DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (3)
    • Team teaching: an innovative teaching method unique to Tilburg University's study of the Liberal Arts, and which involves two academics with different backgrounds jointly teaching the one subject.
    • http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/bachelors/programmes/liberal-arts-and-sciences/programme/team-teaching/
    • Distance learning courses
  • 9.
    • DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (4)
    • A set of clearly-defined career or Master's options upon graduation.
    • With every major offering you both electives and mandatory courses, you follow a coherent curriculum that will prepare you for a selection of exciting future careers or a top Master’s programme.
    • Extensive guidance & mentoring.
    • An academic advisor supports you with the composition
    • of your study programme that will set a clear course for
    • your future career.
  • 10.
    • FACTS & FIGURES (1)
    • Male students: 40%
    • Female students: 60%
    • Dutch students: 56%
    • International students: 44%
  • 11. FACTS & FIGURES (2)
  • 12.
    • THE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE (1)
    • Year 1:
    • 8 compulsory courses
    • 3 elective courses
    • Year 2:
    • 1 compulsory course
    • 1 elective course
    • 8 Major courses
    • Year 3:
    • 1 elective course
    • 1 Major course
    • 5 Minor courses
    • Bachelor’s thesis
  • 13. THE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE (2) Your third year : The primary focus is on the writing of your Bachelor Thesis. In your third year you also have the opportunity to do an international exchange semester. Your second year : Specialisation within one discipline - your future Major - begins in the second year. Your first year : A variety of courses are taught during your first year that introduce you to the various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • 14.
    • THE CURRICULUM: YEAR 1
    • 8 compulsory courses:
    • English Academic Writing
    • Mind and Brain
    • Thinking about Science
    • Society: Culture and Economy
    • Rhetoric, Culture and Democracy
    • Research Project: Qualitative Methods
    • European History: Politics and Culture
    • Researchers and their Fields
    • and…..
  • 15.
    • 3 elective courses:
    • Perception, Art and Culture
    • Religion and Public Life
    • Consumerism
    • Law and Film
    • Theories on Narrative
    • Modernity, Identity and Evil
    • Organization Theory
    • Understanding Law
  • 16.
    • THE CURRICULUM: YEAR 2
    • 1 compulsory course:
    • Current European Issues
    • 1 elective course:
    • Perception, Art and Culture
    • Religion and Public Life
    • Consumerism
    • Law and Film
    • and…..
  • 17.
    • Your chosen Major:
    • Business and Management
    • Law in Europe
    • Social Sciences
    • Humanities: European History and Culture
  • 18.
    • THE CURRICULUM: YEAR 3
    • 1 elective course:
    • Dependent on your Bachelor’s Thesis.
    • 1 Major course:
    • Dependent on your chosen Major.
    • 5 Minor courses:
    • Elective courses taken at Tilburg University, at another major research university in the Netherlands, or abroad during an international exchange semester .
    • Bachelor's thesis
    • Topic will be chosen in accordance with your thesis supervisor.
  • 19. EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES (1) Liberal Arts students spending (at least) one semester on exchange Preferred study destinations for an international exchange semester
  • 20. EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES (2) Henk Bovekerk (Dutch) Venice International University Jesse Vreeken (Canadian) Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong http://jesseinhongkong.blogspot.com/ Jasmin Jurtan (German) La Trobe University, Melbourne http://jasmininaustralia.blogspot.com/ http://henkinitaly.blogspot.com /
  • 21.
    • STUDY WORKLOAD & BSA
    • Study workload in the first year:
    • 30 EC semester 1 + 30 EC semester 2 = 60 EC total
    • 30 EC = 40 hrs. of studying per week
    • (15 hrs. of class-time and 25 hrs. of independent study)
    • Binding Study Advice (BSA) at the end of the first year:
    • Positive BSA = minimum of 42 EC
    • Negative BSA = less than 42 EC
  • 22. CAREER PERSPECTIVES (1) After completing the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Tilburg University you have an internationally acknowledged Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. So what can you do with it?
  • 23. CAREER PERSPECTIVES (2) What do Liberal Arts and Sciences students in the Netherlands typically do after graduation? *For instance an internship, a job, a project or another Bachelor's programme.
  • 24.
    • CAREER PERSPECTIVES (3)
    • Master’s programmes with the Major Law in Europe:
    • International and European Labour Law
    • International and European Public Law
    • International Business Law
    • Law and Technology
    • Master’s programmes with the Major Social Sciences:
    • European Urban Cultures
    • Human Resources Studies
    • Leisure Studies
    • Organisation Studies
    • Sociology
    • Organization of Cultural Diversity
  • 25.
    • CAREER PERSPECTIVES (4)
    • Master’s programmes with the Major Business and Management :
    • International Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Master’s programmes with the Major Humanities: European History & Culture:
    • Care, Ethics and Policy
    • Christianity and Culture
    • Cultural Studies
    • Human Aspects of Information Technology
    • Language and Communication (RM)
    • Theology (RM)
  • 26.
    • CAREER PERSPECTIVES (5)
    • Career prospects:
    • Start a career in an (international) organisation, corporation, NGO, government institution, university or research institution as a
    • Policy advisor for the United Nations
    • Consultant for the European Parliament
    • Managerial/governmental legal advisor
    • Lawyer at a law centre / citizens’ advice bureau
    • Diplomat
    • Manager
    • Journalist
    • E ntrepreneur
    • Researcher
  • 27. CAREER PERSPECTIVES (6) Alumni of the MSc Strategic Management:
  • 28. CAREER PERSPECTIVES (7) Alumni of the MSc Sociology:
  • 29.
    • STUDENT PROFILE
    • We seek candidates for the BA Liberal Arts and Sciences who display:
    • Motivation and a broad range of interests.
    • Ambition and the desire for intellectual challenge and personal development.
    • An international mindset, and who can adapt to a truly multicultural classroom.
    • A high level of self-motivation and self-discipline.
    • An interest in participating in small-scale, interactive classes as well as lectures.
    • A passion for discussion and debate.
    • An interest in honing their ability to think critically and analytically.
  • 30.
    • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (1)
    • Dutch diploma holders:
    • VWO diploma (all four profiles are eligible)
    • Non-Dutch diploma holders:
    • IB diploma (International Baccalaureate)
    • EB diploma (European Baccalaureate)
    • German “Abitur”
    • Belgian “Diploma van secundair onderwijs”
    • Other non-Dutch diploma holders:
    • http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/bachelors-programmes/admissionrequirements/
  • 31.
    • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (2)
    • English proficiency requirements:
    • TOEFL test, IELTS test or Cambridge Proficiency certificate.
    • An English proficiency test is NOT required if:
    • You hold a VWO, IB or EB diploma.
    • You have Abitur with English as one of your examination subjects.
    • You are an English native speaker.
    • You have obtained your secondary education in English for at least three years in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States of America.
  • 32.
    • APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    • Send us your complete application package
    • letter of motivation
    • essay
    • … ..
    • Interview
    • If you are admissible, you will be invited for an interview with two Liberal Arts and Sciences staff members.
    • Register via studielink.nl
    • Once you have received a confirmation of your admission to your home address.
  • 33.
    • MOTIVATION LETTER
    • Your international background regarding nationality,
    • country of residence, education, experience
    • Your international drive and motivation
    • Your reason for choosing Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Your reason for choosing Tilburg University
    • Your career aspirations
  • 34.
    • ESSAY
    • a societal problem or issue (be it social, political, moral, or artistic) you have found particularly compelling this year
    • display your ability to critically analyse a topic and effectively argue your viewpoint
    • 500-800 words
    Best Essay Award 2010 Nour Haba (Iraqi)
  • 35. APPLICATION DEADLINES Application deadline: Non-EU/EEA applicants requiring a visa: 1 April 2011 EU/EEA applicants & non-EU/EEA applicants not requiring a visa: 1 July 2011 Please note: We assess applications all year round, and strongly recommend applicants submit their application as soon as possible.
  • 36. A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE (1)
    • Alberto Lopez Adrados
    • Why did I choose to come here?
    • Experience of living and studying in another country
    • Liberal education: a different approach to learning
    • Very interesting and useful international programme
    • Small city!
  • 37. A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE (2)
    • Alberto Lopez Adrados
    • My study experience so far:
    • How to adjust to a new study environment
    • Level and difficulty of the courses
    • Team-teaching
    • Case studies, group assignments
    • Career perspectives
  • 38. A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE (3)
    • Alberto Lopez Adrados
    • Student life in Tilburg:
    • Night life in Tilburg
    • Student and study associations
    • And of course… studying
  • 39. GET IN TOUCH WITH US!
    • Group: Tilburg University – Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • twitter.com/BA_LiberalArts
    • liberalarts.tilburguniversity.nl
    • flickr.com/photos/liberalarts
    • TilburgUniversity
    • www.tilburguniversity.nl/liberalarts