Innovation Sciences, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
24 months
21736 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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In the Innovation Sciences programme at Utrecht University you will learn how to transform new ideas into marketable innovations and to manage and promote innovation processes within companies as well as in society at large. Furthermore, you will learn about the role of companies and other knowledge-producing organisations in the wider innovation system. 


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 Careers 

Innovation Sciences graduates have found jobs like Operations Engineer, HR Operations and Project Engineer at:
  • Accenture
  • Alliander
  • Blue Terra
  • Boskalis
  • Capgemini
  • Coolblue
  • Deloitte
  • Dialogic


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation Management
  • Innometrics
  • Quantitative Innovation Analytics
  • Innovation Systems And Processes
  • Societal Challenges & Innovation Theory
  • Qualitative Innovation Analytics
  • Consultancy Project Innovation Sciences

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

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)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21736 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 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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