You take the honours programme throughout the time of your Bachelor’s programme. You will broaden your knowledge and skills, and you will work on your personal development and community formation. Part of this is drawing up and evaluating your own curriculum. You also initiate ways of developing and strengthening the academic community in the Faculty of Geosciences. You may be given an assignment to carry out a project, such as jointly writing a book, or organising a joint excursion, in the Netherlands or abroad.
Regular courses at honours level
You will take at least four courses (30 EC) at honours level in the regular Bachelor's programme. This means that the form these courses take differs (at least in part) from the standard level. Your lecturer determines how they differ (for example, an honours seminar, alternative honours assignment, etc.), or you set it down yourself in consultation with the lecturer in an honours subject contract. These teaching-specific components serve to substitute regular components in the (compulsory / optional) major or optional course profile of your study programme.
Honours profile courses
You will replace two optional course profile courses of your Bachelor’s programme with two special honours profile courses (15 EC in total). You can choose the following options:
For this compulsory part of the programme, you receive 15 EC in addition to those for your Bachelor’s programme. Its content covers the range of geosciences and consists of:
- GEO3-5001H GHC Seminar (15 EC)
- International Honours Conference (0 EC)
Study trip abroad
You gain experience of being abroad by taking part in at least one honours study trip abroad. In certain situations, you can substitute this with an alternative form of experience abroad that has the same objectives.
The honours thesis is an extensive and modified version of the Bachelor’s thesis. It substitutes the Bachelor’s thesis if this is 15 EC. If the Bachelor's thesis is 7,5 EC, it not only substitutes this, but also 7,5 EC of the relevant major option.