Study programme

Science and Business Management is a two-year Master’s programme (120 EC). EC stands for European Credits, where 1 EC equals 28 hours of work.  


The curriculum of the programme gradually shifts from performing scientific research in year 1, towards acquiring a range of business skills important for a career in industry or business in year 2.  

Year 1 - Science focus

Year 2 - Business focus


View the course list to get a good impression of the options (rather than an exhaustive or definite overview).

Research project examples 

Below can you find a couple of research topics from former students. 

  • The use of zeolites, as catalyst in the methanol to hydrocarbon process
  • Concerns determining the leakage of gas (methane) in Amsterdam
  • On finding a growth factor for cartilage tissue engineering to help repair damaged cartilage in knee joints

Here you can find more research project experiences. 

Extra opportunities

Utrecht University offers several programmes for students looking for an extra challenge. These programmes are followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and go beyond the regular curriculum. Do you want to know more about extracurricular opportunities?

Read more about the honours programmes