Are you an excellent student who would like an additional challenge? Then you should consider joining our Honours programme, starting in year 2 of the Bachelor's! It consists of several challenging courses that add up to 30 additional ECTS credits. Upon successful completion you will be awarded an Honours Bachelor’s degree.
Students will start the Honours programme by participating in a Pressure Cooker. The Pressure Cooker is an intensive, interdisciplinary three-day programme in which students operate in small teams and try to find solutions for challenges that an external client is facing. To prepare for the programme, students will attend several tutorial meetings, read literature and do assignments. This will help students develop professionals and academic skills e.g. analysing problems, addressing a client, pitching ideas and team work skills.
You will take one or two interdisciplinary Honours modules (offered by the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (UvA), VU University Amsterdam or Amsterdam University College) that fit your personal interests. For more information go to www.iis.uva.nl> IIS courses or Honours modules
Students will participate in a workshop of their own choice that matches his/her personal objectives (e.g. a workshop offered by Career Matters).
In this special Honours course, you have the chance to conduct an applied research project and to make sure that your findings are communicated to a wider public. Because scientific research is not just for the scientist in his or her professional “bubble”, it should contribute to society more generally. For students and researchers in Communication Science this is even more the case. In this course you will gain a deeper understanding of science journalism, public policy making and consultancy. Assignments are inspired by the news, business cases and your own personal interests, to prepare you to act as a communication consultant for an NGO.
In total the courses add up to 30 ECTS. The programme starts in year 2 and is to be completed in year 3 of the Bachelor's. Honours students still have the possibility to go abroad for their electives or an internship.
Key skills you will have obtained upon completion of the programme:
You are eligible for admission to the Honours programme if you meet the following criteria:
The Examinations Board decides upon admission to the Honours programme. Until all year-1 grades have been registered, admission is conditional.
To qualify for an Honours Bachelor’s degree the following requirements apply:
*You are allowed to extend your studies with one semester if you go abroad for an exchange semester or the internship.
If you would like to apply for this programme, then take the following steps:
Attn: Laurian Meester
Examinations Board Communication Science
The deadline is 24 May 2019.