For motivated students who seek more of a challenge, Utrecht University offers a wide range of honours programmes. Within honours programmes, students can either look beyond the boundaries of their discipline and field of expertise or have the opportunity to specialise in their scientific field.
The honours programmes actively encourage students to work on their talents and ambitions and also pay attention to personal development and skills education. The honours education is partly demand-driven: to some degree, students shape their own honours programmes by themselves. Besides that, personal initiative and extracurricular activities are given leeway.
Deepening and broadening
Honours education within Utrecht University has two different forms: deepening subject-specific education and broadening interdisciplinary education.
Subject-specific honours education
Various faculties offer subject-specific honours programmes in the Bachelor's programme as well as in the Master's programme. With these, students deepen their knowledge of their fields of expertise even more besides their regular degree programmes.