After graduation

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%
Drug Innovation39
Reasearch master (UU, The Netherlands or abroad)43
Science & Business Management11
Infection & Immunity 3
Pharmacy    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.

Associated Master’s

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.

Biofabrication

Creating functional tissue models with 3D printing technologies. 

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Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity

Harnessing the power of data and models to study life. 

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Bio Inspired Innovation

Learning from nature: where science meets sustainability 

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Biology of Disease

Explore the intersection of basic and clinical research. 

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Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology

Cell-to-cell signalling in development and disease. 

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Drug Innovation

This programme prepares students for a job in drug innovation, at research institutes, the pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industry, or in policymaking in science and health care. 

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Epidemiology

Make a difference in health care. 

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Farmacie

Dutch-taught programme to become a pharmacist. 

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History and Philosophy of Science

Foundations, practices, and culture of the sciences and humanities from a historical and philosophical perspective. 

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Infection and Immunity

Solve public health problems of the future. 

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Innovation Sciences

Innovation Sciences is the study of how new technologies are transformed into marketable innovations, explaining how innovation and innovation systems work. 

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Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences

State-of-the-art research in methodology and statistics of the biomedical, behavioural and social sciences. 

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Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

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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Neuroscience and Cognition

Become a multidisciplinary neuroscientist or cognition researcher. 

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Regenerative Medicine and Technology

Engineering the functional restoration of tissues and organs. 

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Science and Business Management

The programme is designed to equip students with sufficient knowledge and skills, not only to undertake scientific research, but also to be able to translate a scientific idea into a successful product. 

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Science Education and Communication

For teaching, educational design, and educational research in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics. 

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Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA)

Dutch-taught medicine and medicine research programme. 

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Sustainable Business and Innovation

Sustainable Business and Innovation is the study of sustainable business challenges and technological and non-technological options that can be used to innovate in a sustainable way. 

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Toxicology and Environmental Health

Learn all about health risk assessment.

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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)

PhD research

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 careers

    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
    • (Pharmaco)-epidemiologist
    • Clinical research associate
    • Medicines regulator
    • Science-related professions: teacher, journalist, manager, administrator