Infection and Immunity, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Infection and Immunity

24 months
21736 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Well-trained and creative minds help us solve the public health problems of the future. Do you see yourself tackling the increasing incidences of allergies and autoimmune disease, working on emerging infections such as Ebola and MRSA? Would you like to spend time on developing personalised medicine to treat cancer? Join Infection and Immunity programme at Utrecht University!


Contribute To Faster Diagnosis Of Diseases And Better Treatment Options

The Infection and Immunity programme at Utrecht University covers a variety of topics such as fundamental and clinical immunology, vaccines, immunotherapy, mechanisms of infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology of infections, virulence factors of microorganisms, and resistance to treatment.

Emerging infectious are a threat to human and animal well-being. An increasing number of allergies and chronic inflammatory diseases have major impact on individuals and society as a whole. Knowledge of the immune system provides you with the know-how to develop potential health care solutions for cancer, transplantation and downregulation of a hyperactive immune system as for example in rheumatoid arthritis.

Career Prospects

Infectious diseases and immunity disorders affect a large part of the population. Therefore, highly trained scientists in infection and immunity are needed for developing fast diagnostic procedures, effective treatment, and preventative measures such as vaccines in order to minimise the impact for individual patients and society.

MSc graduates trained in both fundamental and translational aspects of infection and immunity are in great demand. They will find their way into:

  • research in academic hospitals;
  • research institutes (fundamental research);
  • biotechnology;
  • the pharmaceutical industry;
  • policy - making organisations in science and health care; 
  • education


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis

  • Biology of Disease - Infection and Immunity

  • Computational Immunology

  • Signalling And Techniques In I&i

  • Vaccines

  • Virology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

A relevant Bachelor’s degree:​Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Other relevant Science programme

Relevant knowledge, insight and skills:
  • In depth (advanced Bachelor's level) knowledge of and insight in: immunology, virology and/or prokaryotic microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology

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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