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Faculty track

All faculties offer a 30 EC programme. You can either follow an Honours College track at your own faculty and gain in-depth knowledge about your study area; or broaden your horizons by following an Honours College track at a different faculty.

You can either follow an Honours track at your own faculty or at a different faculty. All tracks can be followed by students of other faculties, with the exception of the following three HC tracks which are taught in Dutch only: Bèta and Life Science, Medicine and Law (switch to the Dutch page for details).

Tracks per faculty

In the heritage sector, entrepreneurial and motivated students are the managers and leaders of the future. But an academic background is also important, which is why you will focus on both of these aspects during this programme.

This track offers you:

  • a good overview of the interdisciplinary work field of Archaeology;
  • the chance to take on extra-curricular courses in addition to your regular educational requirements;
  • a head start in developing certain skills, such as learning how to discuss and how to conduct critical research;
  • the opportunity to build up a professional network and a close relationship with professors and other Honours students;
  • the chance to gain relevant work experience.

Least but not least, you will come into contact with the archaeological professional field, museums, governmental organisations, and municipal councils. After completion you will have built a professional network which will give you a head start on the job market.

  • Location: Leiden
  • Language: Dutch or English (depending on the composition of the group)
  • Open to: All Leiden University Bachelor’s students
Coördinator HC Archeologie

dr. Maaike de Waal
m.s.de.waal@arch.leidenuniv.nl

More information about the HC Crossing the borders in World Archaeology

Language, music, stories and art; during the Humanities Lab Expedition track you’ll study everything that we, as humans, create and share, from the perspective of different study areas. By way of different elective themes, you’ll examine the similarities, differences and links between the different areas of humanities. On top of that, you’ll take a look at beta and gamma sciences, under the guidance of top researchers.

  • Location: Leiden
  • Language: Dutch or English (depending on the composition of the group)
  • Open to: All Leiden University Bachelor’s students
Coördinator HC Humanities Lab Expedition

Sven Balfoort en Sieglinde de Horde
honours@hum.leidenuniv.nl

More information about HC Humanities Lab Expedition

Location: The Hague

Current societal challenges require new thinkers, potential leading experts and public leaders to solve crises at global and local level. This Honours Track has the goal of educating students on how current (wicked) problems play out among government, science and society and give them the skills to tackle some of these issues theoretically as well as practically.

The learning experience is thereby based on interactive activities, such as visits to the Dutch lower house, the European Parliament  and other (public) organizations in Brussels as well as simulation games and an assignment for the municipality of The Hague.

  • Location: The Hague
  • Language: English
  • Open to: All Leiden University Bachelor’s students
Coördinator HC Tackling Global Challenges

drs. Annette Righolt
a.j.e.righolt@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

More information about HC Tackling Global Challenges

In this programme you’ll study the interaction between science and society. You’ll take part in discussions with prominent scientists, as well as meeting and working with students of other disciplines. In this way you’ll learn to look at issues from different perspectives. On top of this, you’ll learn more about major problems in society and how these are being researched. You’ll also work on a range of skills, such as engaging in dialogue, accessible writing, presenting, collaboration, analytical thinking and scientific research.

  • Location: Leiden
  • Language: Dutch or English (depending on the composition of the group)
  • Open to: All Leiden University Bachelor’s students
Coordinator HC Science & Society

dr. Nienke van der Heide
honoursfsw@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

More information about HC Science & Society

When?

There are two possible start dates for your Honours College track:

  • In the second semester of your first academic year
  • At the start of your second academic year

The duration of your programme will be 2 or 2.5 years, depending on your start date. The programme is so designed that you can follow it alongside your Bachelor’s programme, without falling behind in your studies.

In general, it is possible to combine an Honours College track with other study activities, such as a stay abroad or internship. Discuss the options with your Honours Coordinator.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the faculty track, you’ll be awarded an Honours College certificate and have your Honours College credits mentioned on your diploma supplement. This is on condition that you complete both your Bachelor’s programme and Honours track within 3 years, and that your average Bachelor grade is at least 7.

Honours College: Humanities Lab

Humanities Lab is the Honours programme of the Faculty of Humanities. It is meant for all students from all Leiden University faculties who want to do more in addition to their regular study programme.

Three programmes

With the Humanities Lab you can choose between three different programmes, depending on your preferences and background. This way you decide yourself how you can get the most out of the Humanities Lab.

  • Expedition: a fixed but flexible framework. With Expedition you choose from different elective topics that allow you to either go into a subject in more detail or expand your horizons.
  • Solo: maximum freedom to choose. With Solo you put together your own programme and challenge yourself.
  • Double+: especially for students who are doing (or want to do) two bachelor’s. Provides access to all Humanities Lab offerings.

Curious? Check out the Humanities Lab website now.

Information on the programmes, student's experiences, and more!

Humanities Lab website

Current students of Humanities Lab

Check out the timetables of Humanities Lab on the timetables overview page of Humanities.

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