Extra opportunities

For students looking for an extra challenge in addition to their Master's, there are several options. 

Honouring your curiosity

Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra avenue to explore their curiosity and foster their personal development. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme. Both faculty-specific and university-wide honours programmes are offered.

Faculty Honours programmes

Faculty-specific honours programmes offer more depth to your learned subject matter. Here, you’ll have more time to focus on personal and professional development opportunities within your field. Your degree offers the following faculty-specific honours programmes:

University-wide honours programmes

In these interdisciplinary programmes, you can let your diverse interests run wild as you work on varying social and academic issues together with students from other disciplines. By analysing issues from different perspectives, you’ll learn how to navigate complex societal issues through a broader lens.

In an increasingly interconnected world, learning how to work with people from different fields is a vital skill. After completing these honours programmes you will receive an honours certificate during a festive ceremony. The following programmes are offered: 

For more information on honours education at the UU, go to the Honours College webpage, the honours Instagram, or email us at honourscollege@uu.nl.

Graduate Programme Game Research 

If you want to further deepen your knowledge of Game and Media Technology, consider enrolling into the graduate program Game Research. Several master programs of different faculties are involved in the graduate program, including Game and Media Technology. The graduate program guides you to writing a research proposal for a PhD position. A number of these proposals will receive a grant, allowing you to do research for four years and obtaining a PhD at the end.


DGDARC is the Dutch Game Development and Research Club based in Utrecht. DGDARC is a part of the Sticky study association. Their goal is to promote game development activities among the students of the bachelor and master programs related to gaming. They organize events such as symposia, the creative game challenge student edition, and more.

Dutch Game Garden

Dutch Game Garden 's mission is to create employment and economic growth by stimulating the games industry in the Netherlands. Some of the most talented game studios from the Netherlands call (or have called) Dutch Game Garden their home. Examples include Abbey Games (Reus, Renowned Explorers), Vlambeer (Luftrausers, Ridiculous Fishing, Nuclear Throne), RageSquid (Action Henk), Digital Dreams (Metrico), Self Made Miracle (Penarium) and Ronimo Games (Awesomenauts, Swords & Soldiers). Quite a few of these companies have been founded by ex-GMT students, or have ex-GMT students as employees.