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Education Honours College Bachelor's Honours Programme

On the Frontiers of Knowledge

A community for interdisciplinary excellence and personal development.

The Bachelor Honours Programme is designed for highly motivated and ambitious students who want to challenge themselves through interdisciplinary academic learning and personal development activities.

About the programme

The Bachelor’s Honours Programme is a 2,5 year complementary programme of 45 ECTS that you can follow alongside your regular Bachelor’s degree programme without having to pay an extra tuition fee. This interdisciplinary programme consists of a faculty component (deepening part, 20 ECTS) in which you follow the honours Programme within your own faculty, and the interdisciplinary Petrus Camper Track (broadening part, 20 ECTS) in which students learn how to approach a problem relevant to science or society from different perspectives. This also includes specific Winter and Summer Schools. Additionally, for Faculty of Economic and Business (FEB) students, there is the opportunity to follow a specialised track instead of the regular Honours Programme, focusing on increased depth in the areas of Economics and Business, for an additional 7 ECTS. The Honours College also offers a distinct Honours Programme in Philosophy.

No matter which track you end up choosing, at the Honours College, together with students from different faculties and disciplines, you will not only study your own discipline in greater depth, but you will also look into societal and scientific challenges from different disciplinary angles.


The Benefits

As an Honours student, you will participate in the evenings in intensive hands-on small-group teaching of like-minded and motivated students from a wide range of backgrounds, and across disciplines. In the Petrus Camper Track, personal development will be a key theme. It offers you broadening and deepening of your knowledge and development of your academic skills and mindset, study trips abroad, and attention is paid to your personal development.

After completing the Honours Programme, you will receive an Honours record on your Bachelor's Diploma Supplement along with a Letter of Recommendation from the Rector Magnificus of the University of Groningen and the Dean of the Honours College, and a medal. This gives you a head start when applying for a position in academia, science, business, or the public sector.

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