Solve public health problems of the future

Well-trained and creative minds help us solve the public health problems of the future. Do you see yourself tackling the increasing incidences of allergies and autoimmune disease, working on emerging infections such as Ebola and MRSA? Would you like to spend time on developing personalised medicine to treat cancer or chronic inflammatory diseases? Join our programme!

A chance to experience an extensive amount of time in labs and within the academic community.
Lucie Hustin

Contribute to faster diagnosis of diseases and better treatment options

Emerging infectious are a threat to human and animal well-being. An increasing number of allergies and chronic inflammatory diseases have major impact on individuals and society as a whole. Knowledge of the immune system provides you with the know-how to develop potential health care solutions for cancer, transplantation and downregulation of a hyperactive immune system as for example in rheumatoid arthritis.

I found the academic level in this Master’s extremely high, with teaching by some of the top scientists in the field.
Tsveta Malinova Infection and Immunity

This Master’s programme covers a variety of topics such as fundamental and clinical immunology, vaccines, immunotherapy, mechanisms of infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology of infections, virulence factors of microorganisms, and resistance to treatment. You contribute to the accumulation of knowledge that is directly or indirectly leading to faster diagnosis of diseases and better treatment options.

Why you should study Infection and Immunity at Utrecht University

  • Work in a lively research environment during your six to nine month internships. Gain hands-on experience of biomedical research in infection and immunity.
  • Infection, immunity, and the role of microflora in human and animal welfare is one of Utrecht University’s core research areas and the Graduate School of Life Sciences is home to a large number of world-leading research groups working in this field.
  • The annual scientific symposium is a particular highlight. This symposium is organised by Master’s students and features talks by international experts and poster presentations by second year Master’s Infection and Immunity students on their own areas of research.
  • Do your minor internship abroad at prestigious partner universities all around the world due to our intensive collaboration with international research institutes.
Using stem cell transplantation we can give sick children a completely new immune system, I find that very spectacular!
Lotte Spel, Infection & Immunity graduate. Watch the video on Lotte's research project:

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: Infection and Immunity
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)
120
Start of studies:
September
Application deadline:
  • September: Dutch & EU/EER students: 1 April 2018
  • September: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April 2018
Tuition fees:
Faculty:
Medicine
Graduate school:
Life Sciences