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Master Honours Classes

Master Honours Classes are small-scale, extra-curricular, interdisciplinary courses that address both theory and practice. Are you looking for extra challenge alongside your master studies? Why not register for an Honours Class?

Small scale & interdisciplinary

Master Honours Classes are small scale, which means there’s plenty of scope for personal focus and debate. Classes address complex scientific and social issues which demand an interdisciplinary approach. By studying alongside students from diverse study programmes, you’ll learn to tackle issues from different perspectives and work with people from outside your field of study.

Theory & practice

You’ll also be challenged by innovative forms of education. Not only will you delve into theory, you’ll also tackle a social case study. You might find yourself attending a guest lecture, dealing with a practical problem or even undertaking a project for an external partner. Through this approach, you'll learn to apply scientific theory to practice.

For who?

To follow a Master Honours Class you must meet the following admission requirements:  

  • You are following a master’s programme at Leiden University;
  • Your average grade for your bachelor’s programme was 7.0 or higher;
  • You are highly motivated.

Classes offered 2018-2019

You can choose from the following two Master Honours Classes:

  1. Circular Economy
  2. Social Innovation in Action

Master Honours Classes take place between November and March. You may follow one Master Honours Class per academic year.

Study credits and certificates

Master Honours Classes are 10 EC courses. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive an Honours Class certificate and have your Honours Class mentioned on your diploma supplement as an extra-curricular course. 

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