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

The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPS) is a three-year Bachelor's program 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. [+]

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The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPS) is a three-year Bachelor's program 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!

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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 program 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. [+]

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Study 3D printing technology with a biomedical approach. Biofabrication combines advanced fabrication techniques with biological systems to prepare designed tissue constructs. You will be equipped with a toolbox to innovate within this multidisciplinary field and become an expert with thorough understanding as well as the operational experience of processes such as 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, 3D cell culturing, computer models and imaging.

Become an Expert in a Multidisciplinary Area of Research

Broaden your knowledge in a diverse range of fields such as physics, biology, medicine, robotics and computer science. Few researchers entering the biofabrication field have been trained in such a diverse range of subjects. Do you want to become a truly multidisciplinary researcher? Biofabrication is a perfect fit.... [-]


Master in Biology of Disease

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

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

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Biology of Disease positions you at the cutting edge of basic and clinical science, in particular in the cardiovascular research field. You study disease mechanisms in the broadest sense, and learn to conduct (cardiovascular) disease-related translational research in cooperation with clinical and pre-clinical staff.

Learn to translate a disease into a scientifically sound experiment or model or the other way around. Expand your knowledge concerning the disease or build bridges towards therapeutic leads by studying underlying mechanisms of the disease. Our various research projects focus on different subjects and diseases, allowing you to gain experience in multiple labs.

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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 program Cancer, Stem Cells, and Developmental Biology combines research in three areas: oncology, molecular developmental biology, and genetics. [+]

About

Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Join our program and combine research in oncology, molecular developmental biology, and genetics. Discover the mysteries of embryonic growth, stem cells, signaling, gene regulation, evolution, and development as they relate to health and disease.

Contribute to a Better Understanding of Disease Treatment and Prevention

Given that fundamental developmental processes are so often impacted by the disease, an understanding of these processes is vital to the better understanding of disease treatment and prevention. Adult physiology is regulated by developmental genes and mechanisms which, if deregulated, may result in pathological conditions.... [-]


Master in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

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

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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 program 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 program, 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 program 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. [+]

About

The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2017) ranked this program as the best in the field of Chemistry in the Netherlands.

Drug Innovation is about:

developing new drugs to combat drug-resistant microorganisms using gene or protein technologies to create therapies 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 into the tumor updating and speeding up the drug regulatory process

The Master’s in Drug Innovation program 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.... [-]


Master in Epidemiology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s program 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. [+]

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With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, highly trained academic specialists are needed for the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. Do you see yourself in a future career as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher? Join our program, sign up!

Applied Research at the Intersection of Data and Medicine

The Master’s program Epidemiology is an excellent opportunity if you have a strong interest in applied medical or biomedical research, as well as human or veterinary medicine. Examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in clinical research, industry, and policymaking.... [-]


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. [+]

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With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, highly trained academic specialists are needed for the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. You can become an expert in this growing field by joining our globally oriented postgraduate program. We offer both a 1.5 year face-to-face full-time program in Utrecht and a 3-5 year online part-time program through Elevate. The content of both programs is similar, the type of education is different.

Applied Research at the Intersection of Data and Medicine

The aim of our program is to provide you 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 gained knowledge and skills form a solid basis for health research and disease control programs, including application in low and lower-middle income countries. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in research, industry, and policymaking.... [-]


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 program gives young scientists the knowledge and research expertise needed to solve the public health problems of the future. [+]

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Well-trained and creative minds help us solve the public health problems of the future. Do you see yourself tackling the increasing incidences of allergies and autoimmune disease, working on emerging infections such as Ebola and MRSA? Would you like to spend time on developing personalized medicine to treat cancer or chronic inflammatory diseases? Join our program!

Contribute to a Faster Diagnosis of Diseases and Better Treatment Options

Emerging infectious are a threat to human and animal well-being. An increasing number of allergies and chronic inflammatory diseases have a major impact on individuals and society as a whole. Knowledge of the immune system provides you with the know-how to develop potential health care solutions for cancer, transplantation, and downregulation of a hyperactive immune system as for example in rheumatoid arthritis.... [-]


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 program that prepares for a career in this strongly multidisciplinary field. [+]

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The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly since diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. The Medical Imaging Master’s program combines elements from physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, biology, and clinical medicine. Master’s students will 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.

A CHALLENGING PROGRAM COMPOSED BY TWO RENOWNED INSTITUTIONS

The program is offered in close collaboration between the imaging division of the UMC Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Two leading organizations at the forefront of health care and technology. This collaboration tops a solid technological basis with strong links to research performed in a clinical setting.... [-]


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. [+]

ABOUT

The Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (MCLS) is research-oriented and takes a multidisciplinary approach to study related to health and disease in cells and organisms. By the end of the program, you will gain 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 the development of 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. [+]

ABOUT

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

ABOUT

Are you interested in doing research to better understand normal and pathological brain function? Do you want to become a specialist in the field of neurosciences? Neuroscience and Cognition offers you the opportunity to investigate numerous areas of brain functioning that make the neuroscience and cognition field uniquely intriguing and challenging.

AN INDIVIDUALISED APPROACH

Neuroscience and cognition trains you to become a multidisciplinary neuro and/or cognition scientist, fully equipped to face the challenges of modern research in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and cognition. With ample knowledge of the scope of brain and cognitive functioning, you will be prepared to join an international research team investigating the most complex organ of our body. Sounds appealing? Neuroscience and Cognition might be a perfect fit!... [-]


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. [+]

ABOUT

One Health recognises that health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment and vice versa. That is why its approach in research is interdisciplinary and collaborates between physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, microbiologists and ecologists. One Health professionals and students assess public health threats by conducting research about how and why diseases spread among people, animals, and the environment. Are you ready to help prevent infectious and non-infectious diseases related to the cohabitation of our world?

A SEAMLESS INTEGRATION OF MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES

There is a need for interdisciplinary professionals and researchers who understand the principles of human, veterinary and environmental health risks and the interrelations. When you are motivated to become a researcher at the interface between humans, animals and the environment, this Master’s program should be a perfect fit. You get to integrate concepts from human and veterinary epidemiology, ecology and population dynamics, microbiology and toxicology.... [-]


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. [+]

ABOUT

Combine fundamental disciplines such as stem cell biology, materials science and biomechanics with more applied disciplines such as cell therapy, implantations and imaging. New collaborations amongst these disciplines assist in innovation in fundamental life sciences research but also in new patient therapies and clinical applications with the ultimate goal to restore lost tissue or organ function. Sounds interesting? Join our program!

GAIN DEEPER INSIGHT THROUGH A UNIQUE COLLABORATION

Do you want contribute to current and future health care applications? Join the rapidly emerging field of regenerative medicine! Become a multidisciplinary scientists and help stimulate research at the interface between biomedical sciences, engineering and clinical application.... [-]


Master in Social Policy and Public Health

Campus Full time 1 year 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 program is for you. [+]

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As of September 2018 this English-taught Master's program is the successor of the former Social Policy and Social Interventions program.

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 program 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 wellbeing, 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 program 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. [+]

BECOME AN EXPERT IN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT

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, 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 collaboration by experts across a host of different disciplines.

Toxicology and Environmental Health trains you to become an expert in the fundamentals of toxicology, environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment. Learn to assess the risks present in everyday life. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to identify chemical, biological, and physical hazards, as well as the risks associated with exposure to these agents.... [-]


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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