With an internationally recognised Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, you can enter one of the Master’s degree programmes at Utrecht University, such as Drug Innovation, Neuroscience and Cognition, Infection and Immunity, Science and Business Management, or similar programmes at other universities anywhere in the world.
|Master choices cohorts 2010 - 2019||%|
|Reasearch master (UU, The Netherlands or abroad)||43|
|Science & Business Management||11|
|Infection & Immunity||3|
That investigative thought process is ideally suited to the ambiguous nature of the life of a consultant: when a project starts, you often don’t even know what the assignment will be.
Also many other science-related Master's programmes will be open to you. Below, you’ll find in alphabetical order a list of the possible Master's programmes at Utrecht University that you can enter after graduating from CPS.
Examples of future employers
- Universities and academic hospitals
- Pharmaceutical or biomedical research institutes, such as Lygature and the Netherlands Cancer Institute
- Pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry
- Big companies such as Hoffmann-La Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Pfizer, etc,
- Smaller companies such as BioMarin, Genmab and PamGene
- Companies linked to the pharmaceutical industry (pre-clinical/clinical research of drugs, such as NOTOX)
- Medicine regulatory agencies (CBG, EMA, FDA)
- (Scientific) journals
- Government agencies (RIVM)
Once you have finished your Master’s and would like to continue as a researcher, it is a logical step to become a PhD student. PhD students make an important contribution to the research of Utrecht University. A PhD project lasts four years and during these four years you will receive a salary.
Possible career opportunities after finishing CPS followed by a Master’s degree (and possibly combined with a doctorate) are:
- Biomedical or pharmaceutical researcher
- Medicinal chemist
- Clinical research associate
- Medicines regulator
- Science-related professions: teacher, journalist, manager, administrator