Drug Innovation

In today's world there is a growing need for new and innovative drugs, vaccines, biologicals, diagnostics and gene therapeutics, particularly now that people are getting older and more and more micro-organisms are becoming resistant to drugs.

To meet this demand, scientists from many disciplines are continuously using and adapting state-of-the-art technology to ensure that novel drugs leave the drug pipeline. Students will work with scientists who have a background in for example medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, physics and computer sciences (bioinformatics).

Aims
This unique Master’s programme aims at training students to become enthusiastic researchers that contribute to drug innovation in research institutes, in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, or that set up their own start-up companies or play a role in policy-making in science and health care.

Future perspectives
Students with an MSc in Drug Innovation can find jobs in all these fields, since both nationally and internationally there is an enormous need for scientists trained in the specialisms that are offered at Utrecht University, like state-of-the-art skills in combinatorial chemistry, drug delivery, immuno- and psychopharmacology, proteomics, epidemiology,  and drug regulatory sciences. 

Our programme is directly linked to the PhD programme Drug Innovation of the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

For more information on the Drug Innovation Master’s programme, visit our website.

Programme scheme

51
EC
Major Research Project
33
EC
Minor Research Project
15
EC
Mandatory theoretical courses
12
EC
Elective component
7.5
EC
Writing assignment
1.5
EC
Introducing Life Sciences + 10 LS seminars

Course list