Honours education caters to the most talented and motivated students at Leiden University. Students receive honours education in addition to their regular bachelor’s or master’s programmes. Furthermore, honours education is available to pupils in the final two years of secondary school.
The Leiden view on honours education
Honours education encourages students to be the best that they can be. Therefore, the honours programmes are tailored to the needs and talents of the individual participants. Moreover, they encourage students to explore new avenues of research and skill-development. Students are expected to explore outside of their comfort zones and discover their talents as well as their pitfalls.
Honours education at Leiden University is interdisciplinary and future-oriented with a particular focus on societal challenges. The Honours Academy aims to be a testing ground where lecturers are given the opportunity to develop and optimise their teaching. As such the Honours Academy aspires to further educational innovation throughout Leiden University.
Honours education at Leiden University encompasses various programmes and classes both for secondary school pupils and university students. Honours education is available to:
- Secondary school pupils (vwo 5 and 6): Pre-University College and Pre-University Classes
- Bachelor’s students: Honours College and Bachelor Honours Classes
- Master’s students: Leiden Leadership Programme, Master Honours Classes and Impact Challenges
Become an honours lecturer
Are you a lecturer at Leiden University? Are you interested in working with motivated honours students, experimenting with innovative educational methods, and developing your own skill set? If so, please contact the Honours Academy secretariat through 071 527 6594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humanities Lab is the Honours College programme of the Faculty of Humanities. Humanities Lab is for students from all faculties of Leiden University who want to do more in addition to their regular bachelor's programme. Humanities Lab offers three extracurricular tracks:
- Faculty track (30 EC)
- Individual track (30 EC)
- Double Bachelor Plus
For more information about Humanities Lab, please visit the website.