You can create your own Master’s programme of 120 European Credits (EC). The components of the programme (see table) can be followed in any given order, except for the obligatory introductory course.



As shown in the table, the programme starts with an Obligatory Introductory course on regenerative medicine and technology. Here, besides theoretical courses, you will work in multidisciplinary teams on assignments and on a research proposal. In addition, students will be taken on field trips at both institutes.

Next, the remainder of the programme can be followed in a desired order (more info) and will comprise:

  • elective courses, of which five credits should be taken at the other institute;
  • a major research project (the major research project must be carried out in Utrecht);
  • a minor research project (can be performed at any Dutch or international institute, or a profile can be chosen);
    • Profiles
      You can choose to replace your Minor Research Project with a profile. The profiles in Science Communication and Education consist of theoretical courses followed by practical work. The Management profile combines skills in the life sciences with courses in business and economics. The profiles in Applied Data ScienceBioinformatics or Complex Systems offer an interdisciplinary approach, in which you combine courses with a project or assignment on a specific topic / field.
  • Life Sciences Academy: during the course of the Master’s programme, you are required to attend the Introducing Life Sciences week, at least seven Life Sciences seminars, and three workshops of the Navigation Towards Personal Excellence programme.
  • a writing assignment.

Educational methods

Introductory course:

  • Expert lectures
  • Group assignments (3-4 students per group)
  • Journal clubs
  • Peer teaching and presenting
  • Poster presentations

Research projects:

  • Lab group meetings
  • Weekly discussion meeting with supervisor(s)
  • Daily supervision of practical work
  • Regular evaluation and feedback moments
  • Report writing

Group size

During lectures in the introductory course, the total group size may range from 20-30. Group projects are typically performed by 3-4 students.

Examination methods

  • Presentations (peer teaching, journal club, posters, etc.)
  • Report grading
  • Exams (open and closed questions)