Applied Data Science postgraduate in Utrecht

In Utrecht the research groups participating in the Master’s Applied Data Science have many research collaborations with renowned companies active in the field of data science and other non-academic institutions. Arrangements are in place with such partners to allow students to perform research projects outside the academic setting in potential later working environments

Graduate School of Life Sciences

Life Sciences is one of the four strategic themes of Utrecht University and is organised in the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). The GSLS brings together the research expertise and facilities of the faculties of Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, in cooperation with UMC Utrecht. Research at the GSLS is highly interdisciplinary, because scientific breakthroughs take place where physics, medicine, chemistry and biology interact.

Introducing Life Sciences 

Every year all new Master’s students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences start their academic year with a mandatory introduction course. Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) covers all aspects of academic education, including science integrity, career development and valorisation & industry. Watch the video below for an impression.


UMC Utrecht

Students are able to follow their Master’s programme at UMC Utrecht, one of the largest academic medical centers in the Netherlands. UMC Utrecht focuses on a number of fields; this ensures that selected students get educated by some of the best researchers in these research areas with ample opportunities for excellent internships both at UMC Utrecht and abroad with our international partners. Students also have access to the large research infrastructure and research network of the focus areas.

World class university

Choosing Utrecht University means choosing one of the best universities in the country. Several renowned international rankings place Utrecht University among the 100 best universities in the world, and in a survey among Dutch professors it was proclaimed the best university in the Netherlands. The teaching environment at Utrecht University is international: half of the Utrecht Master's programmes are taught in English. The existing and former academic staff of Utrecht University include twelve Nobel Prize laureates.

City of Utrecht

The University is situated in Utrecht, a lively student city located in the heart of the Netherlands and considered the ‘gateway to Europe’. An inspiring city which nurtures talent and creativity.

Photo by Ivar Pel