Extra opportunities

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

Honouring your curiosity

Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra avenue to explore their curiosity and foster their personal development. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme. Both faculty-specific and university-wide honours programmes are offered.

Faculty Honours programmes

Faculty-specific honours programmes offer more depth to your learned subject matter. Here, you’ll have more time to focus on personal and professional development opportunities within your field. Your degree offers the following faculty-specific honours programmes:

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.

Law and Economics Society

The Master in Law and Economics has its own student association: the Law and Economics Society (LES). This student association is actively involved in organising extracurricular activities, networking activities involving alumni of the programme, and outreach activities. Board members of the LES are students of the current programme who are in close contact with the Programme Director, and lecturers. The LES also plays an important role as a sounding board on the programme’s curriculum design and monitoring of quality.

Individual challenges

Students of the programme have been successful in submitting their research papers written for one of the courses in the programme, or presenting the paper at international research conferences. Students are also encouraged to work on research that is publishable in research journals. Some students are actively involved in international committees and organisations, such as AEGEE, TEIMUN and the European Moot Court competition.