The teacher-student ratio in our bachelor programme has been derived as follows:

In 2022-2023 we had **for the first year** the following numbers of students and staff connected to our modules:

Module | Students | Teachers | Ratio |
---|---|---|---|

1 | 25 | 7 | 3.6 |

2 | 28 | 5 | 5.6 |

3 | 24 | 5 | 4.8 |

4 | 24 | 4 | 6.0 |

So you could argue that for the modules in the first year, a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1 was at least available. Of course, this does not mean that these teachers did nothing else, but during the module, they were available for the students.

Now for the **second year**:

Module | Students | Teachers | Ratio |
---|---|---|---|

5 | 69 | 7 | 9.9 |

6 | 74 | 6 | 12.3 |

7a | 35 | 5 | 7.0 |

7b | 32 | 4 | 8.0 |

8a | 58 | 5 | 11.6 |

8b | 20 | 4 | 5.0 |

Due to the increasing student numbers (joint degree, minor, exchange) the ratio goes up in modules 5 and 6. It should go down again due to the fact students choose a module in the second semester (modules 7 and 8). However, the choices made by students lead to an unbalance between module 8a and module 8b. This leads to a still respectable ratio of almost 12.

In the **third year** we only consider the thesis semester. The other semester is devoted to students’ choices for minor, exchange, internship and is so diverse that a calculation is not feasible.

Half of the thesis semester’s time is spent in a bachelor circle with a maximum of 6 students, so for half of the semester the ratio is 6 to 1 or even better because in the last phase, students tend to also have individual talks with teachers. For the other half, the burden in 2022 of 69 students is shared amongst 6 teachers, leading to a ratio of 11.5.

**All in all, it is safe to say that we never have a worse ratio of student to staff than 12.5 on 1. Most of the time it is lower.**