Here you'll read more about what education will look like in the academic year 2020-2021. It will be a mix of online and on campus education. We would like to explain which educational activities will take place specifically for your Master’s programme in the first semester and in particular in block 1.
In the coming months, education will likely take place in hybrid form, with the bulk of the teaching and learning happening online and a few meaningful moments on campus. For block 1, we have planned a number of campus activities mainly targeted at group building (crucial since both block 1 electives will entail assessment based on group work!) and making sure that you can properly ‘land’ in the programme. You will soon find these activities in the programme schedule and lecturers will be in touch over alternatives for those who cannot make it on campus. For block 2, the situation will need to be assessed at a later stage.
As you may have noticed, several of our courses in Semester 1 are assessed by means other than a regular exam. For traditional, sit-in exams, we will assume that all exams will take place online. Should it be possible to organize exams in Amsterdam, distance examination will likely take place at the same time. Most examinations in our programme do not need particular adjustments in order to be in line with distance examinations regulations, so we don’t expect sudden changes in this respect. Do keep an eye on Canvas for announcements so you are informed on any adjustments.
All on campus teaching will take place in rooms and lecture halls that allow 1.5 m distance between students. Needless to say, the on campus arrangements are subject to the Covid-19 situation in the Netherlands. Should the government impose further restrictions to secure health and safety, it may be necessary to move (some) education that is planned on campus, online.