In Utrecht, you’ll choose which paths to take, be able to move between disciplines, synthesise what you learn and grow together with our community. We provide an interdisciplinary framework where you can turn your ideas into sustainable actions.

Europe's largest graduate school in Life Sciences

In Utrecht, Life Sciences education is organised in the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Europe's largest graduate school in Life Sciences. Located at Utrecht Science Park, the world-class research institutes Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht are home to scientists who are considered leaders in their field and publishing in top international journals. Together they organise and supervise the educational programmes for our students, preparing them for a career in science and/or bio business. Our Master’s students spend a large part of the two-year’s Master’s programmes participating in, and contributing to, on-going research projects, under supervision of a full professor.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences offers thematic education and training in 13 English taught research Master’s programmes and 14 PhD programmes

Utrecht Summer School

The Utrecht Summer School Life Sciences programmes offer many courses covering numerous subjects including medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, global health and epidemiology. For instance, you can learn how regenerative medicine (RM) may hold the potential to bring (human and animal) therapies from the lab into the clinic. Or you can get an insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology.

Online courses

Utrecht University developed the free online course Clinical Epidemiology. This course teaches the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, drawing on real problems faced by medical professionals and elaborating on existing examples of clinical research. Medical researchers will lean how to translate real clinical problems into tangible research questions for investigation, gaining insight into some of the most important considerations when designing an epidemiological study along the way.