24 months
20750 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


During this Health and Environment programme at Utrecht University, you will first learn about the fundamentals of the separate disciplines within Health and Environment and more importantly the added value of the integration of these disciplines.

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After this introduction, you will have the possibility to pick one of these three in-depth tracks: Toxicology, Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Science or One Health. This will prepare you for the research projects that will follow. Whether you are motivated to become a researcher or professional at the interface between humans, animals and the environment, this Master’s programme will be a perfect fit.


Completion of this Health and Environment programme at Utrecht University will provide you with a strong research background and a broad knowledge in toxicology, epidemiology and the field of One Health, with ample opportunity to go more in-depth into a specific field of your choice.  This will prepare you for a career in academia (PhD) or in a more applied direction including research and development (R&D), communication and consultancy.


Many Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) graduates pursue a career in academia by applying to a PhD position. Some of them stay with Utrecht University by enrolling in one of the GSLS PhD programmes or other groups within Utrecht University. Currently, Health and Environment graduates are working on their PhD research with a wide range of Dutch and international universities. Other possibilities for research include research assistant and junior researcher at universities, medical centres and governmental agencies.

Programme Structure

Component of study programme   
  • Risk Assessment Fundamentals
  • Exposure
  • Planetary Health Effects
  • Advanced Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology
  • Advanced Toxicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This is a selective Master's programme. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Health and Environment if you hold a University Bachelor's degree and can demonstrate:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences

  • Academic performance:overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables), and grades for relevant courses*. 

  • Personal competences:A clear motivation for participation in this Master’s programme.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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