Extra opportunities

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

Honours programmes

Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and goes beyond the regular curriculum. Honours programmes are available both at faculty and university level. Faculty honours allow for more depth to the subject matter or time to focus on opportunities for personal and professional development within your field. University honours are interdisciplinary programmes in which you will work on various social and academic issues together with students from other disciplines.

For more information on honours programmes at the UU, go to the Honours College website or Instagram.

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.