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Honours Programme HUM

Are you a talented and highly motivated first-year student in the Humanities? Have you passed all your courses, with an average grade of 7.5 or higher? Then you can apply for the VU Honours Programme. It has been designed as an extra challenge for excellent students, to be followed alongside the standard curriculum.

The Honours Programme is taught in English and comprises 30 extra EC to be obtained in your second and third year. You will earn 12 or 18 points by carrying out a research project at the Faculty of Humanities. The remaining points can be obtained by following interfaculty honours courses.

The programme allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills, and offers a wide range of subjects.

Honours students at the Faculty of Humanities are trained to become creative, critical and versatile researchers. The faculty honours component consists of a 12 EC research project. This will give you a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of Humanities research, to develop new skills, to contribute to the creation of new knowledge, and it will prepare you for your BA thesis. You will be directly involved with ongoing research, collaborate with excellent VU researchers and tutors, and meet other motivated and talented students.

Available projects differ from year to year, and typically cover a wide range of topics. You can either choose a project within your discipline, or try something new. The projects will allow you to develop a variety of competences, including analytical, presentation, collaboration and problem-solving skills. For a taste of the project contents, click on one of the presentations listed here:

Optionally, you can do a second 6 EC research project in consultation with a researcher and the Honours Programme coordinator.

Are you interested in applying to the Honours Programme? Please carefully read the instructions and requirements. Mind the important deadlines!

More information about the programme can be found on the VU Honours Programme webpage. You can also contact the coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities, dr. Lucas Poy.

Why should you apply?

In this video Honours Programme students express their enthusiasm about this extracurricular opportunity. Watch and listen why they choose to participate, which aspects of the programme are most beneficial and how honours education has contributed to their deepening of knowledge and broadening their horizon.

Are you ready to challenge yourself? Register before 1 May!

Do you want to know more about the Humanities honours programme?

Please contact Lucas Poy