A minor is an elective course that you can take next to your specialisation. It is also possible to choose minors from other study programmes. For students already enrolled at another University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands a complete overview of the minors offered at VHL is available at
www.kiesopmaat.nl. Exchange students can find more information on the page for exchange students (or below) and free movers can send an e-mail to email@example.com. Modular ECTS system
At Van Hall Larenstein, the modules of an educational programme are normally offered in packages of 7 credits (ECTS). For each module you can earn either 0 or 7 credits. A very important detail of this system is that you cannot earn separate credits for specific parts of a module. This means you cannot just do one of the three learning tasks from a module and earn 4 credits with it, for example. With this system, you are encouraged to follow entire modules or even entire minors. It is not recommended to combine modules from different educational programmes.
Example: A module might consist of three learning tasks:
a) Exam, weighing 4 out of 7 credits (4ECTS) b) Group assignment, weighing 2 out of 7 credits (2 ECTS) c) Individual presentation, weighing 1 out of 7 credits (1 ECTS) In this case, all three learning tasks have to be completed with a grade ≥ 5,5 (= pass) to earn your 7 credits for the module. If a student does not pass the exam, but passes the group assignment and presentation, the student earns 0 credits (instead of 3). This means it is an ‘all or nothing’ system. If you follow a minor, consisting out of two 15ECTS modules, it means you have to complete all learning tasks successfully to earn your 15 credits per module. If you fail one of the learning tasks, it will directly lead to 0 credits.
Take home message: always check with your lecturers how many learning tasks are in each module, and be sure to complete each learning task successfully (≥ 5,5)! Minors in Leeuwarden
Coastal and Marine Management
International Business and Management Studies
Agribusiness & ISM periods 3 & 4
Minors in Velp
Agribusiness and Business Administration
Animal Husbandry Food Technology
Forestry and Nature Management
Garden and Landscape Architecture
International Development Management