About us

The Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) organises all Utrecht University Master's and PhD programmes focused on micro-organisms, plants, animals, humans, the molecules of life, and health & disease. The School combines training and education for Master's students and PhD candidates, thus incorporating theory and practice at both levels and allowing overall quality control and consistency. 

Three faculties

The GSLS is the shared responsibility of the three organising faculties: the Faculty of Medicine (University Medical Center Utrecht), the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and the Faculty of Science. This combination is unique in the Netherlands and has gained a strong international reputation in biomedical and life sciences research.

Board of Studies

The Deans together with the secretary of the GSLS form the Board of Studies (BoS), which is responsible for coordination and quality of both the Master's and PhD programmes.

Master's and PhD committees

You will find more information about the organisation of the Graduate School under Master's committees and PhD committees.

Annual report 

Management report GS-LS 2016-2017.pdf

Master for Life Magazine

The Master for Life Magazine is written by Master’s students following the course Communicating Life Sciences, and contains interesting articles about current scientific discoveries and the scientists that make them possible. Three editions are published every year.

If you would like to receive the Master for Life Magazine, you can register via this form.

Previous issues of the magazine can be found here.