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 Linguistics 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 Linguistics?

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!

University-wide honours programmes

In these interdisciplinary programmes, you can let your diverse interests run wild as you work on varying social and academic issues together with students from other disciplines. By analysing issues from different perspectives, you’ll learn how to navigate complex societal issues through a broader lens. In an increasingly interconnected world, learning how to work with people from different fields is a vital skill. After completing these honours programmes you will receive an honours certificate during a festive ceremony. The following programmes are offered:

For more information on honours education at the UU, go to the Honours College webpage, the honours Instagram, or email us at honourscollege@uu.nl.

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 Linguistics. 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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