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Honours Programme Project Impact

Do you follow a (pre-)Master's in the academic year 2024-2025 at the Radboud University? Would you like to make a significant contribution to resolving social issues? Would you like to work on your leadership qualities and professional skills? And do all that in a multidisciplinary team of motivated fellow students? If so, the interdisciplinary Honours Programme Project Impact offers an unique opportunity! You'll be thinking up solutions in small groups, with intensive supervision, for present-day problems such as mental health, the vitality of the democracy or the liveability of our planet.

About the programme

Throughout the programme, you'll be a part of an interdisciplinary team of no more than. 10 students, supervised by two lecturers. Each team will work on a socially relevant issue for an external client. You decide as team how you want to approach the project. During the project, you work towards a relevant end product. Specific prior knowledge of the theme is not necessary. 

What does the Project Impact programme offer you?

  • Learn to work together in a multidisciplinary team
  • Work together with highly motivated students in an inspiring environment
  • Make impact by doing research on a social issue for an external client
  • Get plenty of opportunities for your professional development
  • Develop your leadership qualities
  • Expand your social and professional network
  • Go on a study trip that you organize yourself, and discover how other countries deal with the issue

Facts & figures

  • For whom pre-Master's or Master's students
  • Duration 7 months
  • Start mid-October
  • Study load ± 6 hours per week
  • Language Dutch or English
  • Study costs none



Overview projects 

This coming year (2024 - 2025), you can choose from five different interdisciplinary projects:

To the overview

Team meetings

All teams start with a kick-off weekend in October. During this weekend, you will get to know your fellow students, supervisors and the assignment(s). After the kick-off weekend, your team will have weekly meetings, on a set evening of the week. The supervising teachers monitor the project and attend the meeting once every three weeks.

Professional development

The honours programme Project Impact is here for you! We will help you achieve your goals and match your interests as closely as possible. During the year we will regularly discuss your progress with you. The focus is on your own learning goals, your personal development and the progress of the project.

Personal leadership

Project Impact prepares you for your future career. You learn to collaborate, and also reflect extensively on the contribution you can make to a team. Moreover, you follow a series of personal leadership workshops, in which you learn how to create support for your own ideas within an organization; how you deal with conflict; and how you build a network within and outside your own organization.

Study trip abroad

For the project you will go on a four-day study trip abroad. This will put the issue in an international comparative perspective, and you will work on team building. In consultation with the supervisors, you decide on the location and the content of the programme.

Admission and application

Project Impact is open to (pre-)Master's students of all study programmes at Radboud University. If you are motivated and prepared to commit to a challenging programme in addition to your regular study, we'll be happy to receive your application!

Selection criteria

To be eligible for a place in the programme, your motivation is what we find most important. To be more specific, the following:

  • You are motivated to collaborate with others and able to make a substantive contribution to the project.
  • You are motivated to work on your personal and professional development and able to actively reflect on it, or to learn to do so.
  • You are enrolled for the whole of the coming year as a (pre-)Master's student. It doesn't matter in which year of your (pre-)Master's or  Master's you are or whether you have any delay.


You can apply using the form below. The form asks you to attach a portfolio. We look forward to receiving your letter of motivation, your CV and list of marks (Bachelor's and/or pre-Master's and if applicable Master's).

Go to the application form


For more information, please get in touch with the programme director. You can put your questions in an email or make a personal appointment. We can also put you in touch with a student who has had experience with Project Impact.

  • Casper Kirkels
    casper.kirkels [at] ru.nl (casper[dot]kirkels[at]ru[dot]nl)