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Pharmaceutical Honours Programmes

Requirements

To successfully complete the Honours Programme and obtain your honours certificate, ECTS need to be earned. Upgrading courses to honours-level, as well as spending time on projects and extracurricular activities (where 28 hours = 1 ECT) is part of your Honours Programme. CPS and Pharmacy students have different requirements and are therefore described seperately.

Pharmacy students
The Honours Programme for Pharmacy students entails a total of 45 ECTS. These are earned over two years in case the Bachelor is finished within the expected time or as long as the student is still a bachelor student when the study is extended.

  • 30 ECTS are allocated to honours-level courses (within your 180 EC bachelor). You follow your regular pharmacy course, but need to ask your course coordinator how you could upgrade the course to an honours-level. He/She will come up with an assignment or extra project. You should make sure to let the HPPS coordinator know about this course upgrade, so this can be registered in your Honours Programme. Furthermore, CPS courses, which are honours-level courses, or other honours courses can be taken within your pharmacy electives.
  • 7.5 ECTS are earned through the disciplinary part of your Honours Programme (HPPS) by spending hours on projects and extracurricular activities, like symposia (28 hours = 1 ECT). Going to Update Meetings and Thematic Events organised by HPPS will earn you 0.1 ECT.
  • 7.5 ECTS are earned through the interdisciplinary part of your Honours Programme, the Science Honours Academy (SHA) where you work together with other students from the Faculty of Science on projects, masterclasses and much more organised by SHA.

CPS students
The Honours Programme for Pharmacy students entails a total of 15 ECTS. These are earned over two years in case the Bachelor is finished within the expected time or as long as the student is still a bachelor student when the study is extended. As CPS courses are honours-level courses themselves, CPS students do not need to upgrade their courses and, therefore, only need to earn 15 ECTS.

  • 7.5 ECTS are earned through the disciplinary part of your Honours Programme (HPPS) by spending hours on projects and extracurricular activities, like symposia (28 hours = 1 ECT). Going to Update Meetings and Thematic Events organised by HPPS will earn you 0.1 ECT.
  • 7.5 ECTS are earned through the interdisciplinary part of your Honours Programme, the Science Honours Academy (SHA) where you work together with other students from the Faculty of Science on projects, masterclasses and much more organised by SHA.