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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.

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.

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.
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Language, music, stories, philosophy, art; during the Humanities Lab Expedition track you’ll study everything that we, as humans, create and share. From the courses on offer, you can design your own programme, exploring the similarities, differences and links between the different areas of humanities, as well as their connections to social sciences and life sciences.
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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.
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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.
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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, internship or relevant board position. Discuss the options with your Honours Coordinator.


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.


Faculty Coordinators

Archaeology Maaike de Waal
Governance and Global Affairs Annette Righolt
Humanities Sieglinde de Horde and Eelkje Meindertsma
Law Klaas Boonen and Marleen Fleer
Medicine (LUMC) Nelleke Gruis
Science Mionne Laman
Social and Behavioural Sciences Nienke van der Heide

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