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:
- Influencers on Instagram (Murielle Posthuma, 2018-2019; supervisor dr. Luuk Lagerwerf)
- Colonial Corruption in Literature about the Dutch East Indies (Marija Nikolić, 2019-2020; supervisor dr. Ronald Kroeze)
- Influence of Suicide Images on Instagram (Celine Klooster, 2019-2020; supervisor dr. Luuk Lagerwerf)
- The collection, description and transcription of early modern chronicles (Conny Jürgens 2019-2020; supervisor dr. Erika Kuijpers)
- Coin hoards from the Eighty Years War (Ruben Admiraal 2019-2020; supervisor dr. Stijn Heeren)
- Herman Haan and the representation of North Africa (Nica de Korte 2019-2020; supervisor dr. Norah Karrouche)
- Willem Cornelis Ackersdijck and motives in Dutch 18th century chronicles (Kirsten Ouwejan 2019-2020; supervisor dr. Erika Kuijpers)
- Reverse Engineering the Canon (Jil Delling 2020-2021; supervisor dr. Carlo Ierna)
- Knowledgeable Democracies (Joris Koch 2020-2021; supervisor prof. dr. Jeroen de Ridder)
Optionally, you can do a second 6 EC research project in consultation with a researcher and the Honours Programme coordinator.
REGISTRATION AND CONTACT
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.