International Relations and Organisations (BSc)
Leiden University offers a variety of extra challenges next to your required curriculum.
Bachelor Honours Education
Are you a curious and motivated bachelor’s student? The Honours Academy of Leiden University offers various kinds of extracurricular education, ranging from long-running programmes to short-term courses.
Are you interested in an extra challenge alongside your studies? Join the Honours College. You take on a 30 EC programme to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills, at your own or another faculty. The programme is small-scale and has plenty of options. You meet students from other disciplines and learn to look beyond the borders of your own academic field.
Bachelor Honours Classes
Would you like to step outside your comfort zone? Bachelor Honours Classes (5 EC) are challenging courses that broaden the scope of your regular study, with plenty of room for personal attention. For Honours College students, taking a Bachelor Honours Class is mandatory, but non-honours students are encouraged to apply as well.
LDE Bachelor Honours Programme Sustainability
Do you want to learn more about sustainability? Join the LDE Bachelor Honours Programme Sustainability (15 EC), a one-year interdisciplinary programme accessible to second and third-year bachelor’s students. You will gain relevant knowledge, develop skills and work on current sustainability challenges. This programme is a collaboration between Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam (LDE). Students from all three universities can participate.
Master Honours Classes & Challenges
Some project-based challenges of the Master Honours Classes & Challenges are also available for advanced bachelor's students. You will tackle a specific challenge of a partner organisation in a small interdisciplinary team.
Extra challenges within the IRO programme
In the third year of your IRO study programme, you can choose to do electives or a minor, study abroad, or do an internship. The advantage of The Hague is that you will be surrounded by (international) political organisations that may be offering internships.
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
Interested in combining your Leiden bachelor’s programme with courses in music, fine arts or design? With the Academy of Creative and Performing Artsthis is possible. The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts offers electives, talent programmes Practicum Musicae and Practicum Artium as well as Honours Classes. Compiling your own 15 or 30 EC set of courses for elective credits is possible. The prospectus lists an overview of these courses.