Career Development

During the Master’s programme, you will be challenged to determine which career perspective best fits your talents and interests. Of course we will support and guide you in this process!

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

In this programme, you will acquire knowledge and practical skills in the recognition and evaluation of human and animal exposure to potentially hazardous factors in the environment, in the workplace, and in the food chain. Possible effects on ecosystems are also examined during the programme. This knowledge will be acquired through qualitative and quantitative analysis in both fundamental and applied research.

The main advantage of this programme is that you will acquire knowledge of both toxicology, environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment. Even when you specialise in one of the research fields, you will still be able to understand and discuss results from the neighbouring disciplines. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary setting really is a valuable asset.

Furthermore, the hands-on experience in research and participation in the daily life of a research group will prepare you for jobs in both academia and the public and private sector. 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.