3. Electives


Electives are in the MSC TIL programme, because
- You can tailor the programme to your own needs;
- They support its interdisciplinary character.

A wide range of courses is offered, including those from (other) specialisations in TIL.

Choosing Electives

Depending on your choice of Specialisation, you need 19-21 EC to arrive at the required 120 EC.

An internship is also an elective. You have to fulfill the requirements. You can choose between CIEM0120 or TPM593A.

More information on what and how to choose can be found here: Electives in MSc TIL.


Choosing your Electives is best done after carefully studying the Rules, reading the study guide and possibly contacting the responsible instructor(s). The rules have been relaxed and aligned with the Board of Examiners, which restricts the space to deviate from them.

Discuss your questions with the TIL Programme Coordinator in order to prevent choosing courses that are not aligned with the master level or duplicate obligatory courses. Such choices usually delay your study, in particular (the start of) your thesis project.

Relation with TIL5060 (thesis) project
According to TER Article 7.3 you can start your thesis project TIL5060 while lacking at most 5 EC from your Electives and fulfilling the other obligations (you may also lack 5 EC of your Specialisation courses). This will be checked by the Board of Examiners upon receival of your TIL-2 form.