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The Master’s Honours programme focuses not only on knowledge about leadership, but also requires you to put leadership skills into practice. The Master’s Honours Programme is an extra programme worth 15 ECTS credits in addition to your regular Master’s programme worth 60/120/180 ECTS.

As of September 2017 the Master’s Honours programme consists of:

  • a Personal Development Plan (1 ECTS)
  • four Master Classes (1 ECTS each)
  • a workshop on personal development (1 ECTS)
  • a Leadership Lab (4 ECTS)
  • the concluding Masterwork , your own project (5 ECTS)

Are you a Honours student who started with the Master's Honours programme before September 2017? Then look at the 'outline programme' tab in your Student Portal Honours organization.


During the Master Classes you will further develop your knowledge and understanding of leadership and leadership theories. The subjects of the Master Classes range from the historical perspective to the psychology of leadership; from leadership in times of conflict and social change to leading the energy transition. You will follow a total of four Master Classes (8 hours each plus preparation time) in which leadership theories and models are presented and discussed. During the Master Classes a scientific approach is combined with experiences and stories of prominent lecturers and interesting guest speakers.
The Master Classes take place in the evening or on a Saturday.

A Leadership Lab is a project in which you can observe, experience and practise a number of leadership skills. During the project you will learn how the various aspects of leadership (e.g. effective communication, cooperation, ability to convince) work in practice. The project can take the form of a short placement or specific assignment (e.g. helping to organize an event). More examples of Leadership Labs.

During the Master Classes and the Leadership Lab attention is paid to personal development. You can choose from a range of workshops. During the workshops you will discover what your strengths and weaknesses are. You will learn how to prepare for job applications and how to use your time as efficiently and effectively as possible.

The Master’s Honours Programme concludes with your Masterwork. This is a project in which you put your newly acquired knowledge and skills into practice. This involves designing and carrying out your own project. The content of the project can be geared to your plans for the future. Do you want to start your own business when you graduate? Do you want to organize conferences, or would you prefer to work on a research project? All these are possible subjects for a Masterwork. If you plan to spend time studying abroad, you can work on the Masterwork during that period, but you must make sure that this is scheduled in the second semester of your Master’s Honours Programme.

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