Career Development

During the Master’s programme, you will be challenged to determine which career perspective best fits your talents and interests. We will guide and support you to focus your programme on obtaining all the skills required for a certain career path.

In addition to individual guidance, group based career orientation is available in the project ‘Navigation towards personal excellence’. This starts with information about profiles, valorisation, and speed dates with alumni during the mandatory Graduate School of Life Sciences (GS-LS) general course at the start of all Master’s programmes and continues during 3 workshops and reflection days within the Master’s programme spread over the two years. ‘Career lunches’ with our own life sciences researchers within the GS-LS offer a personal view on someone’s career path. On top of this, you can use your electives for several related course on career orientation. All these activities will be embedded in the newly developed careers centre.

Career services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills. Examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about Career Services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students.

Academic and professional knowledge and skills

As a One Health graduate you have acquired knowledge and skills to participate in interdisciplinary research by collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, microbiologists and ecologists, to monitor, study, evaluate, model and control public health threats. As a One Health professional you are able to form a balanced perspective in which human, animal, and environmental elements are considered and integrated.

Our programme content will instruct you to:

  • understand and apply knowledge regarding all aspects of One Health;
  • write a compelling research proposal;
  • conduct a literature review;
  • design, plan, and conduct scientific research;
  • collect, analyse and interpret data;
  • communicate scientific research both written and orally;
  • critically evaluate literature and presentations;
  • and function effectively in multidisciplinary, international groups.

Your experience in multidisciplinary research in and participation in a research group will prepare you to work in and outside academia. Working independently, critically reviewing your own work and that of others, working in teams, and adhering to plans and deadlines are all valuable characteristics definitely needed and highly appreciated when entering the workplace.