Extracurricular opportunities

Do you want to get more out of your studies? Then consider taking part in the Humanities Honours Programme (HHP) for proactive bachelor's students with a broad range of interests, or choose to follow a second bachelor's programme alongside your studies in History and earn two fully-fledged degrees. On this page, you can read all about these options.

Humanities Honours Programme

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As a Humanities honours student, you are actively engaged in shaping your own education, and participate in discussion sessions on academic books and articles with students from other undergraduate programmes, create a podcast or documentary, or organise a symposium or lecture.

What will I be doing as an honours student History?

You will be studying your own field in depth and exploring beyond its boundaries, becoming acquainted with related Bachelor's programmes in order to broaden your horizon. One part of HHP is embedded in your programme, another part is complementary. You take courses and participate in field trips, projects, traveling, publications, and seminars. 

Would the honours programme be something for me?

Do you desire specialization within your own field of studies or do you want to expand beyond your own field by incorporating perspectives from other disciplines? Do you have a broad range of interests in the topics of history, art history, media and culture studies, philosophy, religious studies, artificial intelligence, languages, literature, and communication? And do you find societal problems interesting? In that case, HHP might be interesting for you!

Descartes College

If you would also like to take honours courses together with students from all Bachelor's programmes (e.g. not just the humanities, but also science degree programmes), perhaps the Descartes College might appeal to you more. Here, as part of your honours programme, you will take interdisciplinary honours courses and meet students and lecturers from all degree programmes.

Follow a second bachelor

Do you study easily and do you want to challenge yourself further? During your first year, in consultation with your tutor and study advisor, you can choose to take another bachelor's course alongside History. Both bachelor's programmes can usually be completed within four years and lead to two fully-fledged bachelor's degrees. Your study plan is always tailored to your needs and will be drawn up in consultation with your study advisor.

You will receive more information during the introduction week. You will also meet your tutor and discuss your interest in this option. If you would like to know more, please send an email to studiepunt.gw@uu.nl.

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