Extracurricular Opportunities

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

Be a teaching assistant

There are frequent opportunities to work as a teaching assistant for one of the Bachelor courses, where you will have the opportunity to lead discussion sections. Most of these courses, but not all, are taught in Dutch.  For more information, consult the Programme Coordinator.

Philosophy outside the classroom

You will have plenty of opportunities to participate in philosophical discussions outside of the classroom:

  • You can take part in the monthly Philosophical Café, organised by the Department in conjunction with a wide range of Dutch intellectuals.
  • You are invited to attend and present at conferences and workshops, including the annual Research Master’s Autumn School (the national conference of the Research School in Philosophy) and the student-organised Philosophers’ Rally.
  • You can participate in the weekly WiP-RMA-Phil (Work in Progress by Research Master’s students in Philosophy, also known as the wippermaffel).

Interdisciplinary honours programmes

You can choose from three of the university wide honours programmes below. In these interdisciplinary programmes you will work on varying social and academic issues together with students from other disciplines. By analysing issues from different angles you learn how you can navigate in current complex societies at a broad and connecting level. After completing these honours programmes you will receive an honours certificate during a festive ceremony.

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