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Health and environment are undeniably strongly related. Global trends, such as climate change, chemical pollution, biodiversity loss, urbanisation and deforestation pose grand challenges to society as a whole. What these challenges have in common is that they are serious threats to human, veterinary, wildlife, and ecosystem health. Are you ready to address these global challenges in this interdisciplinary Master’s programme?

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Choose between three tracks
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Interdisciplinary master by three faculties

An integration of multiple disciplines

During this Master’s programme, you will first learn about the fundamentals of the separate disciplines within Health and Environment and more importantly the added value of the integration of these disciplines. After this introduction, you will have the possibility to pick one of these three in-depth tracks: Toxicology, Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Science or One Health. This will prepare you for the research projects that will follow. Whether you are motivated to become a researcher or professional at the interface between humans, animals and the environment, this Master’s programme will be a perfect fit.

Why you should study Health and Environment at Utrecht University

  • It offers a unique interdisciplinary combination of toxicology, environmental epidemiology, exposure science and one health
  • It addresses the positive and negative human, animal and environmental health effects of chemical, physical and infectious and non-infectious biological agents;
  • It trains you in an interdisciplinary approach of complex problems;
  • It provides a chance to collaborate with partners in innovative research projects, allowing you to do your internship at prestigious partner institutions and carry out hands-on research projects at renowned research groups;
  • It combines interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise of leading academic faculties within the Utrecht Graduate School of Life Sciences such as Veterinary Medicine (#3 of QS Subject Ranking), Biological Sciences (#54 on QS Subject Ranking) and Medicine (#62 on QS Subject Ranking).

Summary

Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Biomedical Sciences
  • Programme: Health and Environment
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
66990
Language of instruction:
English
Part- or full-time status:
Full-time
Duration:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
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Start of studies:
September
Application deadline:
  • Dutch & EU/EEA students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
Tuition fees:
Faculty:
Medicine
Graduate school:
Life Sciences