MBLS students have the opportunity to participate in the honours programme. The contents and educational approach are aimed at excellent/gifted students. In addition, part of the programme is the involvement of students in extracurricular activities together with honours students from the programme and the Faculty of Science. All students will join the extracurricular honours programme (EHP) of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Extracurricular honours programme (45 EC)

The aim of the EHP programme is to stimulate social and professional interaction between honours students from MBLS, Pharmacy and other programmes in the Faculty of Science and to offer extra challenges and opportunities in the form of complex projects. The additional work load for the EHP has been set to 45 EC, consisting of:

  • Projects related to MBLS: activities could be working with a master student in a lab, organising symposia and guest lectures, a company excursion in the Netherlands or abroad, and many more interesting projects
  • Participation in the interdisciplinary Science Honours Academy


For additional information please contact our honours programme coordinator prof. dr. Mike Boxem

University-wide honours programmes

For bachelor students that can handle and want an extra academic challenge, the Honours College offers two honours programmes. You can choose from the short-term English spoken Da Vinci Project and the long-term Dutch spoken Descartes College. You follow these programmes on top of your bachelor study at the Utrecht University.