Creating a culture of innovation is one of society’s greatest challenges. Innovation creates new opportunities that lead to sustainable economic growth and can help tackle serious societal problems such as climate change or pandemics.
The Innovation Sciences programme at Utrecht University focuses on the dynamics of emerging technologies and innovation. After completing this programme, you will be able to link emerging technologies to human and economic wants and needs, as well as to grand societal challenges.
Particularly, around energy, sustainable transport, and life sciences. How does innovation contribute to economic growth, welfare, health care, climate change, energy security, mobility and sustainability?
Experience shows that employers are in great need of people who are able to analyse complex innovation processes and systems and develop strategies, advice, and action plans to further improve these systems and processes.
Given the increasing importance of innovation for societal wellbeing and welfare caused by major societal problems in, for instance, sustainability, transport, health, and the growing economic competition from BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), this need will even grow further in the future.
What employers value most in Innovation Sciences graduates is their ability to understand and analyse new problems very rapidly and in an academic and multidisciplinary way.
Professional CareersInnovation Sciences graduates have found jobs like Operations Engineer, HR Operations and Project Engineer at:
- ABN AMRO
- Blue Terra
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
- Innovation Management
- Quantitative Innovation Analytics
- Innovation Systems And Processes
- Societal Challenges & Innovation Theory
- Qualitative Innovation Analytics
- Consultancy Project Innovation Sciences
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Innovation Management Environmental Sciences View 28 other Masters in Earth Sciences in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You are welcome to apply for the Innovation Sciences Master’s programme. Please take into account that this is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the programme if you hold a University bachelor degree and can demonstrate a high level of knowledge, motivation and command of methods and skills in the field.
With regard to the educational requirements you should possess:
- a background in either life, natural or social sciences
- a basic level of knowledge in natural sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Energy Science, Mathematics or Systems Analysis)
- an interest in novel technologies and innovation
- an interest in complex multidisciplinary societal challenges, such as those surrounding sustainability, drug development, mobility, or digitalization
- research skills (such as statistics/econometrics, interview techniques or research design)
International21736 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21736 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.