This individual project is only available for participants of the Honours Program Tackling Global Challenges (before Expertise in Practice) 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 program ‘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.
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.
- Style: academic
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.
No blackboard environment.
Honours Program coordinator: Annette Righolt