This individual project is only available for participants of the Honours Programme Tackling Global Challenges offered by the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs in The Hague.
The self-developed research project is driven by a previously defined research question related to global challenges and can be carried out in collaboration with researchers from Leiden University and beyond the Netherlands. The result of such a project is a report detailing the work that has been done linked to the question and possible findings. Those findings can further be presented in form of a documentary, photo collage, video, poster, etc.
When students have successfully fulfilled the individual project, they have shown to be able to:
Address a research question that is related to the overall honours programme ‘Tackling global challenges’ by looking at one aspect of a global challenge;
Use theories discussed in the content-courses and competences from the competences lab to conduct the research; and
Offer a possible solution for the problem by building on theory.
Individual project, so no need for a timetable. Has to be evaluated at the latest at the end of July of the third year.
Mode of instruction
The structure of the report is as follows:
The report (and the project conducted behind it) should present an analytical study of a specific problem or issue. The report should not be a summary of the readings or the lectures. Good research is often based on a puzzle. This means use the more generic question/ challenge and break it down to smaller questions that would fit one project.
Total study load is 140 hours.
Hours can be made by finding a project, writing a proposal, self-study: fieldwork; preparing for interviews; writing; completing small assignments, preparing presentations, final evaluation and final report.
The report will be assessed based on several criteria:
How appropriate/interesting is the problem/issue?
How informative and comprehensive is the description of problem?
How good and correct is the application a certain or several perspective?
How clear is the overall argument?
How good is the reflection/discussion in the conclusion?
The result of such a project is a report detailing the work that has been done linked to the question and possible findings. Those findings can further be presented in form of a documentary, photo collage, video, poster, etc.
The Honours coordinator takes care of registration in Usis.
Honours Programme coordinator: Annette Righolt