Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

SENSE MSc Honours Programme for excellent MSc students

SENSE MSc Honours Programme

The SENSE Honours Programme offers 12 to 15 excellent MSc students from SENSE related MSc programmes the opportunity to follow a special "research master track" in the second year of their MSc programme. This track prepares you for an academic research career by writing a full PhD research proposal on a subject of your own choice, which fits into the SENSE research theme “Sustainability Sciences”. At the end of the MSc Honours Programme the candidates are encouraged to continue their research as PhD candidate at one of the participating SENSE research groups. The SENSE research groups will help you to find external funding for your PhD proposal or to find a position as PhD candidate at one of the research groups. This programme brings you closer to a PhD project, yet, we cannot guarantee a PhD position.

The flyer for the MSc Honours Programme 2016-2017

For whom?

  • Are you an excellent MSc student who dreams of an academic research career started at a worldwide renowned SENSE research group?
  • Do you want to elaborate your own original PhD research proposal in the field of “Sustainability Sciences”?
  • Do you prefer to choose your own supervisor at one of our eleven excellent SENSE groups? 

Then contact Monique Gulickx for more information:

Application procedures

Excellent MSc students are nominated by professors, thesis supervisors, lecturers or by the coordinator of the participating MSc programmes. MSc students who are interested in the programme, please contact your thesis supervisor, lecturer or MSc programme coordinator. The nomination and selection procedure of an excellent MSc student can be found here: Nomination and selection MSc students SENSE Honours Programme

Application deadline for the
MSc Honours Programme of 2016-2017
is 24 April 2016!


Information previous SENSE Honours programme