General information about the BMS Examination Boards

Duties and competences

According to the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (WHW), each educational programme or group of programmes has an examination board. The examination board is the body that determines whether a student has fulfilled the requirements with regard to knowledge, insight and skills stated in the Education and Examination Regulations (EER) of this university in order to receive a degree in one of the BMS programmes. The examination board has several other duties and competences according to the WHW and the EER. One of these competences is to make exceptions to certain rules in the EER for students, e.g. to grant exemptions, and allow free educational programmes and extra exam or test opportunities. To qualify, students can submit a request to the examination board via this website. The examination board also judges cases of fraud (including irregularities and plagiarism) and determines the sanctions. Furthermore, the examination board is commissioned to safeguard the quality of testing and examination. The examination board appoints examiners for administering and grading tests and exams, monitors the relationship between final attainment levels, learning goals and tests, and safeguards the quality of the assessment of theses.

The meetings of the examination boards are held on a regular basis. The dates of these meetings can be found in the annual schedule:

Examination boards & members

The Faculty of BMS has four examination boards, each of which represents a group of specific educational programmes. Each programme is represented by an individual member. The WHW states that at least one member must be appointed that is not associated with one of the programmes represented in the board. The members of each board are listed below. The registry supports the examination boards of BMS.

  • Examination board for Behavioural Sciences (BS)



    BSc Communication Science (B-COM)

    dr. Sikke Jansma

    Msc Communication Studies (M-COM)

    dr. Joyce Karreman (Chair)

    MSc Educational Science and Technology (EST)

    dr. Judith ter Vrugte

    BSc Psychology (PSY)

    Janneke Overduin MSc

    MSc Psychology (MPS)

    dr. Ed de Bruin

    External member

    drs. Martine Hasselman

  • Examination board for Governance Sciences (GS)



    BSc Management, Society & Technology (MS&T,)

    dr. Pieter-Jan Klok (Chair)

    MSc Public Administration (PA)

    dr. Pieter-Jan Klok

    MSc European Studies (ES)

    dr. Martin Rosema

    BSc Public Governance Across Borders (PGAB)

    dr. Daniela Craciun

    MSc Risk Management (MRM)

    dr. Daniela Craciun

    Master Public Management (MPM)

    dr. Martin Rosema 

    MSc of Environmental and Energy Management (MEEM)

    dr. Ewert Aukes

    External member

    drs. Martine Hasselman

  • Examination board for Interdisciplinairy Sciences (IS)



    Master Educatie en Communicatie in de Bètawetenschappen (ECB) 

    dr. ir. Leontine de Graaf

    MSc Educatie in de Mens- en Maatschappijwetenschappen (EMM)

    dr. Ingrid Breymann

    MSc Leraar VHO in de Mens- en Maatschappijwetenschappen (LMM)

    dr. Ingrid Breymann

    MSc Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS)

    prof.dr. Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis 

    dr. Nolan Gertz (Chair)

    External member

    Sonja Borst MSc

  • Examination board for Management Sciences (MS)



    BSc International Business Administration (IBA) Niels J. Pulles

    MSc Business Administration (BA)

    dr. Barbara Kump

    BSc Industrial Engineering and Management Science (IEMs)

    dr. Engin Topan

    MSc Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)

    dr. Derya Demirtas (Chair)

    External member

    Sonja Borst MSc

Chamber of chairs

The chairs of the examination boards are joined in the chamber of chairs to discuss items concerning the boards and to determine a BMS examination board wide quality safeguarding policy. Members:

Safeguarding assessments

Rules and guidelines

The Education and Examination Regulations (EER) of the faculty BMS state the requirements with regard to knowledge, insight and skills for students to obtain a degree, rules regarding education and examination, and the duties and competences of the examination boards.
One of the duties of the examination boards of BMS is to draft Rules and Guidelines (R&G) on how to execute the requirements and powers from the EER. When making a request to the examination board you need both the information from the EER and from the R&G.

Annual reports