Study programme

You can create your own Master’s programme of 120 European Credits (EC). The components of the programme can be followed in any given order.


The course part of this programme consists of 15 EC compulsory courses and 12 EC elective courses.

Educational methods

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  • Internships: Individually oriented
  • Lab work, including lab meetings, data analysis and interpretation
  • Planning, scientific reading and writing, and presentation of results

Group size

  • A maximum of 40 students are admitted per year.
  • Courses: 30 - 40 students
  • Group assignments in courses: maximum of three to five students

Examination methods

  • Courses: Written exam, group assignments, and professional attitude.
  • Internships: Research (lab skills, planning, contact with colleagues, and professional attitude), scientific writing, and presenting.

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Extra opportunities

Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra challenge. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and goes beyond the regular curriculum. Honours programmes are available at both faculty and interdisciplinary level and allow you to go deeper into subjects or work on projects that transcend your own discipline.

Read more about the honours programmes