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Master Honours programmes

Are you talented, intellectually interested, and motivated? Then the Master Honours Programme is the right place for you!

The Master Honours programme is an extracurricular broadening programme of 15 EC in which talented, intellectually interested and motivated students are challenged to enrich their knowledge, skills, attitude, cooperation, and experiences outside their own discipline. Each student follows one of the multidisciplinary tracks in which they are encouraged to develop themselves in a setting comprised of passionate teachers and diverse students. Please note that the Honours programmes are extracurricular programmes and not study programmes.

Track-based education 

To tailor your Honours experience to your needs and to allow you to focus on specific skills you want to develop, you can choose from four tracks, each having a unique character and developmental goals.

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Change Leaders

The Master Honours programme Change Leaders focuses on developing one’s ideas about leadership and personal leadership skills, including during the execution of change projects. These projects are to be executed in the final quartile during which you will also be coached. Examples of some change projects are: organising an event as a board member of an association, starting your own business, or initiating a change project. 

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Great Negotiators

The new “Great Negotiators” will be offered for the first time this year (2020-2021)! This unique programme focuses on developing one’s negotiation and communication skills, strategic deal-making and ethical conflict management during the execution of various projects. Examples of projects can be qualifying for and partaking in an international negotiation competition, entering into real-life (business/academic) negotiations or reporting on the preparation, performance and execution of the overall negotiation process.

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Research Honours

The Master Research Honours is an individually tailored programme that offers you additional knowledge and skills in the areas of research management, research publishment, and (PhD) research proposal development. Through extra courses, training, and meetings, the program supports excellent UT master students that are in their graduation phase to develop knowledge and skills in the area of academic research.

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4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge

Within the 4TU.RSC track, we bring academia to companies within a collaborative network of three technical universities (Twente, Delft and Eindhoven). The track uses an innovative Challenge-Based Learning approach to put students in the drivers seat of their professional development.

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The Master Honours programme is worth 15 EC, meaning that the average workload is about 10-14 hours per week. This is a significant increase in workload on top of a regular Master's programme students have to take into account. However, experience shows that students who meet the admission requirements and have sufficient motivation should be able to successfully finish both programmes nominally. Students who successfully complete the Master Honours programme receive a certificate and an Honours Pin. 

Please note that you may only participate in one Master Honours programme during your whole master's career.


Unlike regular lectures, Honours sessions take place in small groups of diverse students guided by the best teachers and researchers the University of Twente has to offer. Since students are shaping their own education and are responsible for their own developmental goals, all students are expected to take an active role in the programme and in the Honours Community. 

Dates information sessions

See for the recordings of information sessions that have already been held our Master Honours Teams channel.



Master Honours general information lunch

25-09-2023, 12:45-13:30

Master Change Leaders information lunch

02-10-2023, 12:45-13:30

Master Great Negotiators information lunch

09-10-2023, 12:45-13:30

Master 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge information lunch

10-10-2023, 12:45-13:30

Master Honours application deadline for tracksGreat Negotiators and 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge.

EXTENDED TO 23th of October 2023, 23:59

Master Research Honours information lunch

02-11-2023, 12:45-13:30

Master Honours application deadline for trackChange Leaders.

05-11-2023, 23:59

Start of Master Honours cohort for tracks: Change Leaders, Great Negotiators and 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge.


Master Honours application deadline for trackResearch Honours

01-12-2023, 23:59

Events & Activities

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