Utrecht University

Introduction

Utrecht University

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities.

Innovative and internationally oriented academic community

Joining Utrecht University as a student will make you part of an innovative and internationally oriented academic community — that brought forward no less than 12 Nobel Prize winners - engaged in cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary teaching and research. Utrecht scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to society include Nobel Prize winner Christiaan Eijkman, one of the discoverers of vitamin; neuropharmacologist David de Wied, who won national and international acclaim for his discovery that neuropeptides (small proteins) control brain activity and behaviour; and the latest Nobel Prize winner Gerard ’t Hooft, a prominent scientist in the field of theoretical physics. They also include Johanna Westerdijk, the first female professor in the Netherlands.

Personal and interactive teaching

At Utrecht University you will experience a model of quality education that stands for personal and interactive teaching based on critical reflection and debate, flexibility and a level of choice for students, as well as permanent professional development for lecturers.

Students and Programmes

Utrecht University counts over 30,000 students from 118 countries. You can choose among 10 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and almost 100 English-taught Master's programmes - the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands. Bachelor's programmes are 3-year programmes leading to a Bachelor's of Arts degree (BA) or Bachelor's of Science degree (BSc). Master’s Programme at Utrecht University is a 1- or 2-year programme leading to a Science degree (MSc), Arts degree (MA) or Laws degree (LLM). On top of a Master's Programme, you can take part in the Young Innovators Programme: a selective 15 ECTS honours course at graduate level.

Professional field

The connection with the professional field is consistently embedded in the curricula of UU master’s programmes. A Career Services centre will support your transition into the Dutch or international postgraduate job market.

Top 5 happiest places to live

English is widely spoken in the Netherlands. Utrecht is a beautiful medieval city, centrally located in the Netherlands. Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport are less than half an hour away, and there are easy train connections throughout Europe. It is with good reason that BBC Travel placed Utrecht in the “top 5 happiest places to Iive".

How to apply?

Our application process is done online. Please visit our website for more information on the application process.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our programmes, please do get in touch with us. Utrecht University Student Services, (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4 pm)

Tel: +31 30 253 7000

Email: study@uu.nl.

Visitors’ address: UU for U, Student Services, Heidelberglaan 6, de Uithof/Utrecht

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Programs

This school also offers:

BSc

Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

At the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPS), you will learn how new drugs for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s can be discovered and developed. Curious about the programme? Join our Webinar on 17 or 18 November 2017, 3 pm. For more information visit: https://www.uu.nl/bachelors/en/college-pharmaceutical-sciences/webinar [+]

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

>> Curious about the programme? Join our Webinar on 17 or 18 November 2017, 3pm. For more information visit our webinar page.

The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPS) is a three-year Bachelor programme in Drug Development, in which you will be trained how new drugs for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s can be discovered and developed.

Contribute to society

There is a great medical need for new drugs. Is it your dream to contribute to the development of these new medicines that could improve the health of many people? Do you like having the freedom to choose your own approach when presented with an assignment? Do you thrive whilst studying in small groups together with other motivated students from different nationalities? If so, studying CPS might be just perfect for you!... [-]


MSc

Master in Applied Data Science Postgraduate

Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The general aim of this Postgraduate Master’s programme is to prepare you to apply current and upcoming data science methods and techniques within the health domain on an academic level. To this end, you will be trained in doing the full cycle of knowledge discovery research, both by following relevant courses and by doing a research project. [+]

EMBRACE DATA-INTENSIVE SCIENCE AND REVOLUTIONISE HEALTH CARE

The general aim of this Postgraduate Master’s programme is to prepare you to apply current and upcoming data science methods and techniques within the health domain on an academic level. To this end, you will be trained in doing the full cycle of knowledge discovery research, both by following relevant courses and by doing a research project.

WHY STUDY APPLIED DATA SCIENCE POSTGRADUATE AT UTRECHT UNIVERSITY? This is the first postgraduate Master’s programme in the Netherlands that does not focus on business analytics, but on the application of data science in the field of health, a fast-growing area in which data are quickly becoming increasingly more important. Its multidisciplinary character connects statistics and informatics perspectives onto Applied Data Science on par. The embedding in the new Utrecht University focus area Applied Data Science provides for an active data science community in which students, researchers, and data scientists from a range of companies will regularly meet and cooperate. It directly leverages the top research in the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine. ... [-]

Master in Biofabrication

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s programme will equip you with a toolbox to innovate within the multidisciplinary field of Biofabrication. We will provide a thorough understanding as well as operational experience of processes such as 3D bioprinting and other fabrication technology, biomaterials, 3D cell culturing, computer models and imaging. [+]

Creating Functional Tissue Models With 3D Printing Technologies

Biofabrication combines advanced fabrication techniques with biological systems to prepare designed tissue constructs. These can be applied for tissue engineering, as 3D in vitro biologic models or as medical therapeutic products. Biofabrication is an international, research-driven master’s programme comprising a first year of coursework and research at Utrecht University / UMC Utrecht, followed by a research project and courses in Australia in the second year, at one of two universities which are at the forefront of 3D printing for medical applications. A European Union-subsidised mobility programme will financially support these overseas secondments. Upon completion, a double degree can be obtained, both from Utrecht University and the Australian host institution.... [-]


Master in Biology of Disease

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The Biology of Disease programme is an interdisciplinary programme that will position you at the cutting edge of basic and clinical science. [+]

EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF BASIC AND CLINICAL RESEARCH

The Biology of Disease programme is an interdisciplinary programme that will position you at the cutting edge of basic and clinical science. In this programme, you will study disease mechanisms in the broadest sense, through an internship in either pre-clinical or clinical research at one of Utrecht University’s medical, biomedical, biological, industrial, or veterinary labs. The programme’s central theme is the translation of a clinical problem (disease) into a scientifically sound experiment or model. This is necessary to study the underlying mechanism of the disease, which can potentially reveal therapeutic leads. Research questions may relate to all organizational levels of the body. This Master’s programme offers you the opportunity to focus on more than one clinical specialty, enabling you to conduct research projects on different subjects and diseases while gaining experience in multiple labs. Alternatively, you can choose to focus entirely on cardiovascular research through our Cardiovascular Research track. On completing the programme, you will be able to use advanced research techniques and function as an independent researcher in your chosen specialty.... [-]


Master in Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Our Master’s programme Cancer, Stem Cells, and Developmental Biology combines research in three areas: oncology, molecular developmental biology, and genetics. [+]

Master of Cancer, Stem Cells, and Developmental Biology

Cell-to-cell signaling in development and disease

Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Our Master’s programme Cancer, Stem Cells, and Developmental Biology combines research in three areas: oncology, molecular developmental biology, and genetics. The focus is on molecular and cellular aspects of development and disease, utilizing different model systems (mice, zebrafish, C. elegans, organoids and cell lines). The programme will guide you through the mysteries of embryonic growth, stem cells, signaling, gene regulation, evolution, and development as they relate to health and disease. Pieter Munster, alumnus of the MSc in Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology... [-]


Master in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s programme Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, you will learn how to apply your knowledge of developmental psychology in clinical practice. [+]

How do children and adolescents develop? How do emotional and behavioral disorders emerge, and how can they be prevented? How can you use scientific knowledge to advise schools? In the Master’s programme Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, you will learn how to apply your knowledge of developmental psychology in clinical practice.

Care, treatment, and support

During this one-year Master’s programme, you will learn all about the psychological care, treatment, and support of children and young people. We will also address how policies and institutions can contribute to child development.

As a child and youth psychologist, you will study:

systematic changes over the course of a child’s life; the developmental processes that underlie and account for these changes; the social context of developmental changes. ... [-]

Master in Drug Innovation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master’s in Drug Innovation programme focuses on diagnostics and the improvement and management of small molecule and biomolecular drugs. Drug innovation covers many topics such as the development of new vaccines and the study of antibodies, gene therapeutics, and medical nutrition. [+]

DRUG INNOVATION: A UNIQUE PROGRAMME

Drug Innovation is about:

developing new drugs to combat drug-resistant microorganisms using gene or protein technologies to create treatment programmes targeted at individual patients finding a way to imprint the immune system to increase tolerance exploring the relationship between gut microbes and brain disease learning how to use proteomics to study stem cell development reducing the side effects of treatment by finding new ways to deliver drugs directly to the tumor updating and speeding up the drug regulatory process

The Master’s in Drug Innovation programme focuses on diagnostics and the improvement and management of small molecule and biomolecular drugs. Drug innovation covers many topics such as the development of new vaccines and the study of antibodies, gene therapeutics, and medical nutrition. Once developed, a new drug then needs to go through approval, which raises a whole new set of challenges, for example, the establishment of new methods and criteria for evaluating the quality, efficacy, safety, and performance of the drug. The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2016) ranked this programme as the best in the field of Chemistry in the Netherlands.... [-]


Master in Epidemiology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s programme in Epidemiology, you will examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, specialists are needed for the design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. [+]

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH CARE

In the Master’s programme in Epidemiology, you will examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, specialists are needed for the design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in clinical research (human, pharmaceutical, and veterinary), industry, and policymaking. This programme is an excellent option if you have a strong interest in applied medical or biomedical research – as well as human or veterinary medicine. A degree in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, or veterinary medicine (or equivalent fields) will help you succeed in this challenging programme.... [-]


Master in Epidemiology Postgraduate

Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 10 semesters September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht + 2 more

In MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate and MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online, you will examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. [+]

In MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate and MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online, you will examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, there is a growing need/demand for specialists working on the design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in clinical research (human, pharmaceutical, and veterinary), industry, and policymaking.

Epidemiology Postgraduate is offered in two variants:

MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate: MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate is a face-to-face programme taught in Utrecht (1.5 years).... [-]


Master in Epidemiology Postgraduate Online

Online Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The aim of the MSc Epidemiology programs is to provide students with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to human or veterinary medicine and public health.

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Welcome to the international Master in Epidemiology Program at Utrecht University. Epidemiology is a scientific discipline increasingly asked for in clinical (human, pharmaceutical or veterinary) research, industry, and policymaking. With ‘evidence-based medicine’ setting new standards, specialists are needed in design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. We offer a high level of education via our graduate and postgraduate programs, and topic-specific short courses for those looking to expand their knowledge.

Information about our Master's program

The research MSc Epidemiology programs are organized within the Utrecht University Graduate School of Life Sciences. The aim of the MSc Epidemiology programs is to provide students with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to human or veterinary medicine and public health. The knowledge and skills gained on a solid basis for health research and disease control programs, including application in developing countries. The master Epidemiology equals the registration demands for Epidemiologist A and knows three variants :... [-]


Master in Infection and Immunity

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

Infectious diseases and immune disorders are a constant threat to life – both human and animal. This Master’s programme gives young scientists the knowledge and research expertise needed to solve the public health problems of the future. [+]

FROM BEDSIDE TO THE BENCH

Infectious diseases and immune disorders are a constant threat to life – both human and animal. This Master’s programme gives young scientists the knowledge and research expertise needed to solve the public health problems of the future. Well-trained and creative minds are needed to tackle the increasing incidences of allergies and autoimmune disease, as well as emerging infections such as Ebola and MRSA. Knowledge of the immune system has benefits for other areas of medicine as well, such as in the development of personalized medicine to treat cancer or chronic inflammatory diseases. This programme will give you a firm foundation in the field of infection and immunity (I&I) and covers a variety of topics such as fundamental and clinical immunology, vaccines, immunotherapy, mechanisms of infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology of infections, virulence factors in microorganisms, and resistance to treatment. As a Master’s student of I&I, you will study molecular, cellular, and clinical aspects of pathogens and immune responses. You will also work in a lively research environment during your six to nine-month internship, during which you will gain hands-on experience of biomedical research. We believe that understanding both pathogens and host reactions provides deeper insight into the mechanisms of illness, so you will complete internships in both infection and immunity. You will also take theory courses and seminars, as well as master classes led by specialists in the field. The annual scientific symposium is a particular highlight. This symposium is organized by Master’s students and features... [-]


Master in Medical Imaging

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly since medical diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. We offer a technology-oriented research Master’s programme that prepares for a career in this strongly multidisciplinary field. [+]

This new Master's programme starts in September 2017.

EXACT SCIENCE AND CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE

The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly since medical diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. We offer a technology-oriented research Master’s programme that prepares for a career in this strongly multidisciplinary field. The programme combines elements from physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, biology, and clinical medicine allowing you to attain a high level of knowledge and skills in various areas of medical imaging, such as image acquisition physics, quantitative image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, and image-guided interventions. As Medical Imaging will attract students with different backgrounds, a broad range of courses is offered to allow you to tailor your study programme to your specific needs and prior knowledge. In the elective part of the curriculum, students can refine their knowledge and skills in more specialized or advanced topics of their liking. Some topics are taught in Utrecht and others in Eindhoven. The Medical Imaging programme provides you with the knowledge and skills in the fields of imaging physics and image analysis required for a career in the fascinating world of medical imaging research and technology development.... [-]


Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (MCLS) is research-oriented and takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of molecules, cells, and organisms.

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Study The Small Parts To Solve Big Issues

The Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (MCLS) is research-oriented and takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of molecules, cells, and organisms. By the end of the program, you will have gained sufficient fundamental knowledge to start working on applications in the field of medical and biotechnological issues. These applications may include the development of new medicines and vaccines, new strategies for crop improvement, or enzymes to be used in industry.

The Right Choice For You?

MCLS is the ideal Master’s program if you are interested in molecules as the basis of life and disease and if you want to know how chemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, and physics contribute to our understanding of how these molecules work. The interplay of molecules in cells and organisms is the central focus of the program.... [-]


Master in Neuropsychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

Are you interested in the relationship between the brain and behavior? As a neuropsychologist, you will study psychological functions such as perception, memory, language, attention, emotion and motor skills. [+]

Are you interested in the relationship between the brain and behavior? As a neuropsychologist, you will study psychological functions such as perception, memory, language, attention, emotion and motor skills.

This includes:

how the brain mediates these psychological functions; the consequences of brain damage; how to treat disorders.

Disorders can be caused by a wide range of aetiologies, such as an accident, a stroke, neural degeneration (Alzheimer’s, Wernicke-Korsakov syndrome), or developmental defects (dyslexia, ADHD, autism).

Education driven by research and clinical experience

The lecturers at the Neuropsychology Master’s program all work in clinical practice and/or conduct state-of-the-art cognitive research at Utrecht University. This integration of science and practice feeds the Master’s program’s educational activities.... [-]


Master in Neuroscience and Cognition

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

During this two-year Research Master’s programme, you will explore the fundamental principles and techniques of neuroscience and cognition. The programme’s emphasis is on learning through hands-on research experience in a multidisciplinary team setting. [+]

BECOME A MULTIDISCIPLINARY NEUROSCIENTIST OR COGNITION RESEARCHER

The neurosciences comprise a vast, multidisciplinary field of research engaged with understanding normal and pathological brain function. This interdisciplinary character offers you scope to investigate numerous areas of brain functioning and makes the neuroscience and cognition field uniquely intriguing and challenging.. During this two-year Research Master’s programme, you will explore the fundamental principles and techniques of neuroscience and cognition. The programme’s emphasis is on learning through hands-on research experience in a multidisciplinary team setting. A 10-week introductory course, internships, a writing assignment, and elective courses allows you to gain a thorough theoretical and practical foundation for your future studies or career. You can also opt to take your second internship abroad and join an existing international collaboration of principal investigators, thus guaranteeing access to top institutes all over the world in a study-friendly environment. You may choose from one of two programme tracks:... [-]


Master in One Health

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The One Health concept recognizes that health of people is connected to (the health of) animals and the environment and vice versa. The One Health approach in research involves interdisciplinary research by collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and ecologists, to monitor, study, evaluate, model and control public health threats. [+]

This new Master's programme starts in September 2017.

CONNECTING HEALTH OF HUMANS, ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The One Health concept recognizes that health of people is connected to (the health of) animals and the environment and vice versa. The One Health approach in research involves interdisciplinary research by collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and ecologists, to monitor, study, evaluate, model and control public health threats. This is realized by studying how diseases spread among people, animals, and the environment. This research programme integrates concepts from human and veterinary epidemiology, ecology and population dynamics, microbiology and toxicology. It requires a basic knowledge of biomedical concepts such as infection and immunity, infectious diseases etiology, and population medicine. This Master’s programme is the right choice for you if you’re motivated to become a multidisciplinary researcher at the interface between humans, animals and the environment.... [-]


Master in Regenerative Medicine and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) combines fundamental disciplines such as stem cell biology, materials science and biomechanics with more applied disciplines such as cell therapy, implantology, and imaging. 

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ENGINEERING THE FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION OF TISSUES AND ORGANS

Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) combines fundamental disciplines such as stem cell biology, materials science and biomechanics with more applied disciplines such as cell therapy, implantology, and imaging. New collaborations amongst these disciplines can assist in innovation in fundamental life sciences but also in new patient therapies and clinical applications with the ultimate goal to restore lost tissue or organ function. Join our program, sign up for 2017!

THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?

This master’s program aims to train multidisciplinary scientists and to stimulate innovative research at the interface between biomedical sciences, engineering, and clinical application. The rapidly emerging multidisciplinary field of regenerative medicine has significant effects on current and future health care applications. Our strong focus on technology will equip you with an understanding of processes ranging from specific cell culturing techniques and the use of biomaterials in computer models and imaging modalities. Utrecht University offers the Master’s program in cooperation with the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The program combines the expertise of both universities and provides access to their state-of-the-art laboratories and research groups.... [-]


Master in Social Policy and Public Health

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

Do you ever wonder why mothers are more likely than fathers to work part-time and care for their children? Or why some countries oblige unemployment benefit recipients to follow strict activation requirements while others do not? If you are interested in studying such issues, this one-year Master's programme is for you. [+]

Do you ever wonder why mothers are more likely than fathers to work part-time and care for their children? Or why some countries oblige unemployment benefit recipients to follow strict activation requirements while others do not? Maybe you’ve thought about what the expected and real-life benefits and challenges of the decentralization of care are? Or how societies are changing as a result of increasing cultural diversity and social inequality?

If you are interested in studying such issues, this one-year Master's programme is for you. You will develop knowledge about interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives on social policy and interventions, which will help you gain in-depth insight into the methodology and skills needed to research social policy and intervention issues in the domain of health and well-being, in particular, related to work, care and participation. More specifically, you will look into problems such as:... [-]


Master in Toxicology and Environmental Health

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

Our Master’s programme in Toxicology and Environmental Health has been designed with this in mind, training you in the fundamentals of toxicology, environmental epidemiology, emerging toxicological agents such as nanoparticles and zoonotic components, and exposure assessment. [+]

Learn All About Health Risk Assessment

In the course of our day-to-day life, we come into contact with a vast number of chemical, biological, and physical agents that could do us harm. These agents are present in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even the food we eat. We encounter them when we travel and when we work or when we use consumer goods such as cosmetics or electrical equipment. Determining the source of these risks, and quantifying their effects, requires cooperation by experts across a host of different disciplines. Our Master’s programme in Toxicology and Environmental Health has been designed with this in mind, training you in the fundamentals of toxicology, environmental epidemiology, emerging toxicological agents such as nanoparticles and zoonotic components, and exposure assessment. This programme will enable you to assess the risks present in the workplace or the food chain. The multidisciplinary nature of this programme means that you will have the flexibility to specialise in a particular field or undertake more generalist training in risk assessment. You may also take part in experimental research in the fields of neurotoxicology, immunotoxicology, allergies, in vitro toxicology, endocrine toxicology, environmental toxicology, and chemistry. Alternatively, you may wish to undertake practical work in environmental or occupational exposure assessment engaging in activities such as exposure modelling or in-depth analysis of samples taken from a variety of sources. As a graduate of this programme, you will be qualified to assess the impact of toxicological agents on populations or work... [-]


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Utrecht University

Address Utrecht University P.O Box 80125
3508 TC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Website http://www.uu.nl/masters/en
Phone +31 30 253 3550