Extra opportunities

For students looking for an extra challenge in addition to their Master's, there are several options.

Honours programmes

Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and goes beyond the regular curriculum. Honours programmes are available both at faculty and university level. Faculty honours allow for more depth to the subject matter or time to focus on opportunities for personal and professional development within your field. University honours are interdisciplinary programmes in which you will work on various social and academic issues together with students from other disciplines.

For more information on honours programmes at the UU, go to the Honours College website or Instagram

Conferences and workshops

HPS students are stimulated to participate in academic life: attending and even organizing conferences and workshops. Activities can be supported by the Descartes Centre. In recent years, HPS students have organized study trips to conferences in Prague and Oxford, for example, and they have organized conferences featuring prominent scholars such as Bas van Fraassen, Erik Verlinde, Carlo Rovelli and Harry Collins.

Journal for Trail and Error

A group of HPS students has initiated the Journal for Trial and Error, to close the gap between what is researched and what is published in science.

Study abroad or internship

It is highly recommended to do an internship or a study abroad of 15 EC, followed by a thesis of 37.5 EC (in consultation with your thesis advisor), instead of a large thesis of 52,5 EC.

Recently, HPS students have studied at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, London School of Economics, Università degli studi di Bologna, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, University of Kyoto and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Recent internships include Boerhaave Museum popular science media; the Rathenau Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation; the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM); and UNESCO.